Cadmium, Blood


Abbrev Code:CD   
Order Code:LAB3366Order Name:Cadmium Level
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82300 x1
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. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole 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. Patients 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 Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element-Free Transport tube. Heparin anticoagulant. Clotted or frozen specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Transport 7 mL, 0.5 mL minimum whole blood in the original container. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Indefinitely at room temperature or refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99675


Interpretive

Reference Range:0.0-5.0 ug/L


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