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Bismuth, Random Urine
|Methodology:||ICP/MS - Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry|
|Performed:||Tue, Thu, Sat|
Collect: Random Urine - 3 ml collected in acid washed or metal free container
Specimen Preparation: Avoid taking mineral supplements and bismuth preparations such as Pepto-Bismol for at least 1 week prior to collection. Collect urine in acid washed or metal free plastic container.
Remarks: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Stability: Room Temperature: 48 hours, Refrigerated: 5 days, Frozen: 14 days
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
Quest Diagnostics Nichols INST