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Cadmium, Blood (299)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1 Day

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Avoid worksite collections. Phlebotomist should wear powderless gloves. Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 14 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 14 Days

Rejection Criteria


Test Volume Required

4 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Whole Blood

CPT Codes