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Cobalt, Joint Fluid
|Methodology:||Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
|Performed:||Tue, Thu, Sat|
Patient Preparation: High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Patients should abstain from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to specimen collection for elemental testing.
Collect: Joint fluid - 1 ml fluid. The use of betadine-like topical antiseptics should be avoided during specimen collection.
Specimen Preparation: Transfer joint fluid to a Sterile Container.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Separator tubes and gels. Fluid collected after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies).
Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *