COBALT, SERUM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation: Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications.
Draw blood in a dark blue no-additive tube. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells as soon as possible. Send 2.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) room temperature in a metal-free screw-capped plastic vial. Please contact laboratory for metal-free screw-capped plastic vials. Specimens in other containers will be rejected.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Dark blue EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST

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.

Reference Range
<=1.0 µg/L

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-8 days
Test CodeCOBS
CPT-4 Code (s)
83018
LOINC Codes
5627-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory