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35417: Cobalt, Blood Print View
Cobalt, Blood ICP/MS  < 1.9  mcg/L 

PRIMARY
1 WB EDTA Trace Metal 4 (2) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  WB NaHep Trace Metal   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

Cobalt is part of our diet. Approximately 85% of absorbed cobalt is excreted in the urine and the remainder eliminated in stool. Toxicity may occur in select industrial environments. Cobalt is not mined in the United States so primary supplies are imported.

Avoid worksite collection. To avoid contamination, use
powderless gloves. Do not aliquot specimens. Patient should
refrain from taking mineral supplements, vitamin B12, or
vitamin B complex three days before specimen collection.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83018

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended. Other acceptable with disclaimer EDTA (lavender-top) tube and Sodium heparin (green-top) will be run with disclaimer.






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