|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|