Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

4 days

Test Includes
1 Potassium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mEq/L 2.2 Metal/Element

Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sample Type
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL
Special Handling
Submit in container with a non-Potassium based preservative/anticoagulant. Tubes containing Potassium based preservatives/anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate Plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper.
Sample Container
Dark Green top tube (Sodium Heparin), Green top tube (Lithium Heparin)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Frozen. Yellow top tube (ACD - Acid Citrate Dextrose). Light Blue top tube (Sodium Citrate). Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Lavender top tube (EDTA). Pink top tube (EDTA). Tan top tube - plastic (K2EDTA). Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). White top tube (K2EDTA).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.

Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 30 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable
1 Potassium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mEq/L 2.2 Metal/Element

Interface Map

LOINC® Information

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.