Test Summary Sheet for:

Purpose
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation
Method(s)
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
83018
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Boron Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mcg/L 0.2 Metal/Element

Test Also Known As
Borate
Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.6 mL
Special Handling
Clotted Blood specimens are not acceptable.
Immediately transfer sample to an acid washed plastic screw capped vial. Glass containers are not acceptable. Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable.
Specimen Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Glass container. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 30 day(s)
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 30 day(s)
1 Boron Inductively Coupled Plasma/Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP/OES) mcg/L 0.2 Metal/Element

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