Thallium, Whole Blood - LG3179


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Code:83018
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Patient Preparation:Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician.)
Causes for Rejection:Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 7 mL, 0.5 mL minimum whole blood into metal free vial. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99610


Interpretive

Reference Range:0.0-2.0 ug/L


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