|Methodology||Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)|
|Description||Useful for detecting toxic thallium exposure|
|Specimen||1. Draw blood in a royal blue-top Monoject® trace element blood collection tube containing EDTA as an anticoagulant-Green-top (heparin) tube is not acceptable.
2. See "Metals Analysis-Collection and Transport" in Special Instructions for complete instructions.
3. Send specimen in original VACUTAINER.
Note: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
|Reference Values||0-1 ng/mL|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday, Wednesday|