Ordering Recommendation

Use for therapeutic monitoring in patients receiving sodium nitroprusside therapy and to screen for thiocyanate poisoning.

Mnemonic
THIOCY SP
Methodology

Quantitative High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Varies

Reported

8-11 days

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

Plain Red, Lavender (K2 or K3 EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 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 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category
Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84430

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3003117 Thiocyanate Quantitative, Serum/Plasma
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Aliases
Thiocyanate Quantitative, Serum or Plasma

National Medical Services (NMS)