Antimony, Blood


Sunquest Code:SB  
Epic Code:LAB1021Epic Name:Antimony
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-3 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
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
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:Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than a Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen or clotted specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 7 mL, 0.5 mL minimum, whole blood. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Indefinitely at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99007


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than or equal to 6.0 ug/L.


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