Barium, Blood 5375X

Test Code
BARIUM

Alias/See Also
BARIUM

CPT Codes
8301890

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum collected in a no additive, trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube, or plasma collected in an EDTA, trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1

Instructions
Spin and separate serum into an acid washed plastic vial.

Transport Container
ROYAL-NONA

Transport Temperature
R

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Glass container • Serum separator tube (SST®) • Polymer gel separation tube (PST)

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Performing Laboratory
National Medical Services
3701 Welsh Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090



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