Barium, Whole Blood

CPT: 83018
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Test Details


Evaluate exposure to barium


Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood


2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Royal blue-top (EDTA) metal-free 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


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
811562 Barium, Blood 808058 Barium, Blood N/A
811562 Barium, Blood 811564 Barium ng/ml 16432-7

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