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Chromium, plasma

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CHRO
Test group Chromium
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Zeeman Background Correction
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements at least one week prior to speciman collection.
Collection Instructions Click here for detailed instructions for collecting samples for Trace Metals
Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Sample type EDTA Plasma
Preferred volume 2 mL plasma
Min. Volume 1 mL plasma
Processing notes Centrifuge and pour off plasma into a trace metal free container. Transport to China Basin sendouts refrigerated. Order Quest #95019P. For B&T patients order LabCorp test #071522
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range ≤ 3.5 µg/L
Synonyms Cr
Stability Room temperature 1 day, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 2 weeks.
Turn around times Run 2x per week. Turnaround 4-6 days
CPT coding 82495-90
LOINC code 5622-6
Last Updated 12/9/2013 2:18:57 PM
Entry Number 1156
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