5 - 9 days
Co (Cobalt), Serum
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Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Detecting cobalt toxicity or monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear. Serum cobalt concentrations are likely to be increased above the reference range in patients with joint prosthesis containing cobalt. This test should not be used to assess vitamin B12 activity.
< 1.0 ng/mL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.