Iodine, Serum IODINE

Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Specimen Required
Collect One 6 mL royal blue (no additive) top tube.
Transport

1 mL serum refrigerated. (Min 0.3 mL).

Remarks

Centrifuge and pour off serum into a trace element-free transport tube as soon as possible. Do not allow serum to sit on cells.

Patient Preparation: if either gadolinium or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Stability Refrigerated (preferred): 21 days; Ambient: 21 days; Frozen: 21 days
Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly icteric samples.

Schedule Mon-Wed, Fri
Billing Code 5011405
CPTCode 83018
Notes Useful for determination of iodine overload or monitoring iodine levels in individuals taking iodine-containing drugs.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

40-92 ng/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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