Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Test Usage

Detecting exposure to cadmium, a toxic heavy metal.

Reference Range*

Blood: 0 - 4.9 ng/mL. Urine: age 0-15 years: not established; age =16 years: 0.0 - 1.3 mcg/specimen.

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

Test Limitations

Collection of urine specimens through a catheter frequently results in elevated values.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Saturday

Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code

CD-U

Laboratory

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Laboratory Reference

Mayo 8682 Blood, Mayo 8678 Urine

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Blood: Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Refrigerate intact specimen. Heparinized specimens are unacceptable. Urine: Collect 24 hour urine in a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and no preservative. Aliquot urine into a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and refrigerate within 4 hours of completion of collection. Record 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on the request form. Collection must take place prior to or 48 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Contraindication

High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Container

24-hour Urine Jug

Normal Volume

Blood: 2.0 ml whole blood. Urine: 10 ml aliquot of 24 hour urine collection.

Minimum Volume

Blood: 0.5 ml whole blood. Urine: 1 ml aliquot of 24 hour urine collection.

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Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

82300

LOINC

5609-3 Blood

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