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Expected Turnaround Time
2 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
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
Monitor exposure to nickel
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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.
|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|