Thallium, Whole Blood


Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 83018 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: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) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen or clotted specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship in the original container at room temperature or refrigerated.
Stability:Indefinitely at room temperature or refrigerated. Unacceptable frozen.
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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