Barium, Serum or Plasma

CPT: 83018
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Test Details

Use

Evaluate exposure to barium

Methodology

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum or plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Royal blue-top (EDTA) metal-free tube

Collection

Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Transfer separated serum or plasma to a metal-free transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Submission/transport (<3 days): Room temperature. For storage beyond three days, specimen should be refrigerated or frozen.

Causes for Rejection

Use of non−metal-free collection tubes

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
811554 Barium, S/P 811556 Barium, Serum ng/ml 5589-7
811554 Barium, S/P 809369 Barium N/A

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