Days Set Up
Thursday
Analytic Time

1 - 2 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Test Usage

Determining bismuth toxicity. Whole blood is the preferred specimen for assessment of bismuth exposure.

Reference Range

< 1 ng/mL (unexposed); 4 - 30 ng/mL (therapeutic).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Royal blue (trace element) and/or Metal-Free aliquot tubes are available from MLabs (800-862-7284). Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Immediately mix blood sample by inverting gently 8 times. Refrigerate and send intact whole blood specimen. Do not collect specimens for trace metal testing from patients who have received gadolinium-, iodine-, or barium-containing contrast material within the past 96 hours. These metal-based contrast agents are known to interfere with laboratory techniques commonly used for trace metals analysis.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.8 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
83018
Pro Fee Code
 
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LOINC
5598-8

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.