A short description of the method used to perform the test
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
Bromine - Total, Blood
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Whole Blood EDTA - Metal Free (ERB)
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing
Specimen Type: Blood
Collection Container/Tube: Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a royal blue top (trace metal-free; EDTA) tube(s). Send 2 mL refrigerated.
NOTE: Avoid exposure to gadolinium or iodine based contrast media for 96 hours prior to sample collection. Do not use disinfectants containing iodine, such as Betadine, during venipuncture.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory
Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected
| Gross hemolysis || NA |
| Gross lipemia || NA |
| Gross icterus || NA |
| Other/Tissue/Swab || Polymer gel separation tube (PST), Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate), Lavender top tube (EDTA), any tube that is not trace metal-free |
Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included
Whole Blood EDTA - Metal Free (ERB)
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Reporting limit determined each analysis.
The population reference interval derived from NMS Labs data (n=136) is usually between 1.4 and 8.8 mg/L (2.5th - 97.5th percentiles). Background concentrations are diet dependent. Workers exposed to methyl bromide with blood bromide concentrations greater than 12 mg/L have shown 3.5 times higher risk of electroencephalogram disturbances than compared to those with normal levels.
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances
Specimens for elemental testing should be collected in certified metal-free containers. Elevated results for elemental testing may be caused by environmental contamination at the time of specimen collection and should be interpreted accordingly. It is recommended that unexpected elevated results be verified by testing another specimen.
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Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
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SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
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SI Abnormal Reports