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Cobalt, Serum or Plasma

Mnemonic:    [Cobalt]
Name:    Cobalt, Serum or Plasma
Specimen:    2 mL sera collected in a Royal Blue Serum trace metal tube
Patient Preparation: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).

Royal Blue EDTA is also acceptable.

Centrifuge; Do not allow serum or plasma to remain on cells. Transfer the serum/plasma to Trace Element-Free Transfer tube within 6 hours of collection.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0025037
  Method:    Quantitative Spectrometry