Ordering Recommendation

Preferred specimen type to investigate or monitor potential hexavalent chromium exposure.

Mnemonic
CR RBC
Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

7-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Royal Blue (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL RBCs in the original collection tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82495

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2014506 Chromium, RBC 5621-8
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Aliases
Chromium, RBC

National Medical Services (NMS)