GOLD, SERUM/PLASMA

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

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Dark blue EDTA

Rejection Criteria
SST, PST

Methodology
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GFAAS)

Stability
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 5 months; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time4-10 days
Test CodeGOLDR
CPT-4 Code (s)
80375 (80299 or G0480)
LOINC Codes
5659-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory