BARIUM, SERUM/PLASMA

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a dark blue no additive tube. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum (0.4 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Dark blue EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST, PST

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Stability
Room temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeBAR
CPT-4 Code (s)
83018
LOINC Codes
5589-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory