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Test Code VS Vanadium, Serum

Reporting Name

Vanadium, S

Useful For

Detecting vanadium toxicity

 

Monitoring metallic prosthetic implant wear

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Plain, royal blue-top Vacutainer plastic trace element blood collection tube (Supply T184)

Submission Container/Tube: 7-mL Mayo metal-free, screw-capped, polypropylene vial (Supply T173)

Specimen Volume: 1.6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Allow the specimen to clot for 30 minutes; then centrifuge the specimen to separate serum from the cellular fraction.

2. Remove the stopper. Carefully pour specimen into Mayo metal-free, polypropylene vial, avoiding transfer of the cellular components of blood. Do not insert a pipette into the serum to accomplish transfer, and do not ream the specimen with a wooden stick to assist with serum transfer.

3. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

Additional Information:

1. 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.

2. If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368380.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Normal: <1.0 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Wednesday; 5 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83018

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VS Vanadium, S 5756-2

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83396 Vanadium, S 5756-2

Method Name

Dynamic Reaction Cell-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS)