Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Antimony, Erythrocytes

Test Name: Antimony, Erythrocytes
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Trace Elements
Specimen Type: Reference # 366480- Glass BD Green Sodium Heparin tube
Collection Information: Do not use plastic blood collection tubes, since these contain high levels of Antimony.

TRACE ELEMENT COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS
Requisition: TRACE ELEMENTS REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batched analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
10 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: SI Units (Reported on Patient Chart):
0.00-1.64 nmol/L

Conventional Units:
0-0.20 µg/L
Effective Date: 2009-09-03
Revised Date: 2014-11-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Samples collected in plastic tubes yield elevated antimony results due to leaching from the tube walls. High antimony results should be followed up with a repeat request for antimony making sure that the sample is collected in a glass tube.

Find Interpretive Comment and Clinical Information here:
Special Processing:  
Comments: Reference Ranges are based on Non-Occupationally exposed population.
Method of Analysis: High Resolution Sector Field Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry
HR-SF-ICP-MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
SBERC
 
Referred To:  

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