CHROMIUM, RBC

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA. Centrifuge and remove plasma wihtin 2 hours. Send RBCs in the original container and replace stopper. Minimum volume RBCs: 0.4 mL

Rejection Criteria
Frozen samples, blood: sodium or lithium heparin, sodium citrate, sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate, lavender EDTA, ACD

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: Not acceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCRRBC
CPT-4 Code (s)
82495
LOINC Codes
5621-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory