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Expected Turnaround Time
3 - 7 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.
Serum or plasma
Royal blue-top (EDTA) metal-free tube
Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within two hours of venipuncture. Transfer separated serum or plasma to a metal-free transport tube.
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
Evaluate exposure to barium
Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)
|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|