COBALT, BLOOD

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Patient preparation: Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medication (upon the advice of their physician). Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Send 7.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL minimum) room temperature in the original collection tube.

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized specimens. Frozen specimens.

Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

Stability
If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container the trace element values do not change with time.
Room Temperature: Acceptable; Refrigerated: Acceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
0.5 - 3.9 ug/L

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCOBLD
CPT-4 Code (s)
83018
LOINC Codes
5625-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory