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4886W: Thallium, Blood Print View
Thallium, Blood ICP/MS  < 5.1  mcg/L 

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

Ensure to Thallium is primarily through foods and may occur in highly selected industrial environments. Blood Thallium may be used in assessing chronic toxicity.

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture.
Avoid worksite collection.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next 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. EDTA (lavender-top) tube, Sodium heparin (green-top) and Sodium Heparin lead-free (tan-top) tubes will be run with disclaimer.






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