Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Thallium, Serum
Soft Order Code
TL-B

Test Updated:

Synonyms

TL-S
THALLIUM, SERUM

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Test Usage

Detecting toxic thallium exposure.

Reference Range

Age 0-17 years: not established; age >or= 18 years: <2 ng/mL.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Refrigerate intact specimen. Heparinized specimens are unacceptable. Collection must take place prior to or 96 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Collection Offsite

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.

Trace Element Tube - Serum
Normal Volume
7 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
83789
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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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.