Nickel, Serum

Test ID: Z2161

CPT code: 83885
LOINC: 5702-6
Specimen Type: Plain royal blue trace element tube
Frequency: Setup: Wed; analytic time 1 day
Instructions: Draw royal blue metal free clot tube. Clot 30 minutes, centrifuge and
pour 2mL serum into metal free vial. Ref. Min 0.5mL. No plastic pipets.
Text: Urine should be used to test for toxicity instead of serum. This test
cannot determine the source compound (eg, Ni sulfate) responsible for
the exposure.
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

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