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.
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)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82542

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001976 Bromine, Total, Serum/Plasma 1984-4
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Aliases
  • Brom-O-Gas
  • Bromomethane
Methyl Bromide Metabolite, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)