Chromium, Plasma

Additional Info:
Supplements taken in excess may lead to chromium toxicity.

Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Specimen Requirements:
1 royal blue-top (EDTA) Monoject™ tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of EDTA plasma). Draw one royal blue-top tube of blood and discard. Draw a second royal blue-top tube. Centrifuge and pour (do not pipette) the plasma into a metal-free tube.

Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: Patient should refrain from taking vitamins, minerals or herbal supplements at least one week prior to specimen collection.

Analytical Time: 3-6 days

Days Set Up: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

CPT Information:
82495 – chromium

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