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Test Catalog

Test ID: CDOMB    
Cadmium for Occupational Monitoring, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Royal blue-top (EDTA) Vacutainer plastic trace element blood collection tube (T183)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information:

1. High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

2. If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Ambient 28 days
 Frozen 28 days