BISMUTH

Specimen Required
Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA. Send 7.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL minimum) room temperature in the original tube, or in a blue-capped metal-free screw-capped vial.

Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimens, heparin anticoagulant

Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Forzen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
<=5.0 µg/L

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeBIS
CPT-4 Code (s)
83018
LOINC Codes
8161-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory