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Methyl Bromide Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
3001975
Ordering Recommendation

Assess for methyl bromide exposure. Not intended for monitoring bromide therapy.

Mnemonic
METH BRO
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
8-11 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Avoid exposure to gadolinium or iodine based contrast media for 96 hours prior to specimen collection. Do not use disinfectants containing iodine, such as Betadine, during draw (prior to draw). 
Collect
Royal Blue (K2 EDTA), Royal Blue (Na2 EDTA), or Royal Blue (No Additive). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an Acid Washed Transfer Vial (ARUP supply #54350) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.7 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
Hotline History
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3001976Bromine, Total, Serum/Plasma1984-4
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Aliases
  • Brom-O-Gas
  • Bromomethane

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)