Thallium, blood

Test ID: Z5781

CPT code: 82190
LOINC: 5744-8
Specimen Type: Royal blue EDTA
Frequency: Setup: Tues, Thurs; Analytic time 1 day
Instructions: Full Royal-blue top (EDTA) Monoject trace element blood collection tube,
product #8881-307022 (Supply T183), Refrigerate.
Text: Useful for Detecting toxic thallium exposure. The clinical interest in
thallium derives primarily from its use as a rodenticide since this is
the most frequent route of human exposure.
Patients exposed to high doses of thallium (>1 g) present with alopecia
(hair loss), peripheral neuropathy and seizures, and renal failure.
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

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