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5248X: Chromium, Serum Print View
Chromium, Serum ICP/MS  < 1.5  mcg/L 

PRIMARY
1 Serum Trace Metal 2 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Royal Blue, no additive   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)  

Occupational exposure and exposure to environmental contamination of Chromium may lead to toxicity. The need for Chromium supplements is unproven. Supplements taken in excess can lead to toxicity.

Draw one royal blue-top tube of blood and discard. Draw second
royal blue-top tube. Allow blood to clot in an upright position.
Centrifuge and pour (do not pipette) the serum into a metal-free
tube.

Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a nontrace element tube or
nonacid-washed/nonmetal-free container may not accurately reflect the
patient's level. If a nontrace element tube/container is received, it
will be accepted for testing; however, elevated results are reported
with the message that resubmission with a trace element tube/container
is recommended.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82495

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.






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