Chromium, Serum CHRO

Method(s) Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect

One 6 mL royal blue serum (no additive) top tube.

Transport 2 mL serum at 20-25°C. (Min: 0.5 mL) in Trace Element Free Transport tube.
Remarks

Centrifuge and pour off serum into a trace element free transport tube ASAP. Do not allow serum to remain on cells.

Stability If the sample is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
Unacceptable Conditions Separator tubes and samples that are not separate from the red cells or clot, within 6 hours.
Schedule Mon, Wed-Sat
Billing Code 5011015
CPTCode 82495
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than or equal to 5.0 µg/L

No Appointment Necessary
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