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Monitor exposure to nickel
Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)
• Environmental exposure: 0.6−7.5 μg/L
• Occupational exposure: Levels of 3.0−11.0 μg/L may be seen in refinery workers.
Nickel exposure is commonly evidenced by contact dermatitis.1 Nickel exposure may also affect pulmonary tissues, as seen by x-ray.2 In addition, nickel toxicity has been linked with central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects.1 Nickel is a component of many alloys; it is often used in metal plating and in the production of numerous electrical devices and in electronics. Exposure most often occurs in the industrial environment either through the inhalation of nickel dust or dermal contact with nickel compounds.
Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube
Submit original unopened tube or serum or plasma removed from a royal blue-top tube, and transfer to a certified metal-free plastic transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Causes for Rejection
Certified metal-free plastic transport tube not submitted
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|071571||Nickel, Plasma||5702-6||071571||Nickel, Plasma||ug/L||5702-6|