Chromium, Joint Fluid


Sunquest Code:CHRFLD  
Epic Code:LAB6954Epic Name:Chromium Fluid
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/Mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 4-10 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Joint Fluid
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Caution should be taken to keep the specimen free from trace metal contamination.
Patient Preparation:High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Patients should abstain from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to specimen collection for elemental testing.
Causes for Rejection:Separator tubes or gels. Fluid collected after administration of gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1 mL, 0.4 mL minimum, into plastic metal-free vial. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (National Medical Services via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:1261 FL


Interpretive

Reference Range:None


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