Cadmium Standard Profile

CPT: 82232; 82300(x2); 82570
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Test Details

Test Includes

Cadmium, blood; cadmium, urine; creatinine, urine; cadmium:creatinine ratio; β2-microglobulin, urine; β2-microglobulin:creatinine ratio

Use

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Methodology

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Additional Information

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Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Whole blood and urine (random)

Volume

2 mL blood and 5 mL urine

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL blood and 2.4 mL urine

Container

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube and plastic urine container

Collection

As β2-microglobulin can degrade under acidic conditions in the bladder, workers should empty their bladder and then drink a large glass of water at the start of the visit. Urine should then be collected within one hour. The pH of the urine should be measured and adjusted to 6-8, if necessary, using 0.1 N NaOH.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature. Refrigerated storage is recommended if the specimen is not submitted to the laboratory for testing within two days of collection.

Causes for Rejection

Clotted specimen

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