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Cadmium, Whole Blood
|Methodology:||Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation:Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Collect: Royal Blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA) - Whole blood.
Specimen Preparation: Send original tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature.
Unacceptable Conditions: Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen specimens.
Stability: If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.
|Cross Reference:||Cd (Cadmium, Blood), CDB (Cadmium, Blood)|