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Lab Test Dictionary

Nickel, Serum/Plasma Test (4696)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable. Serum or plasma separator tubes are unacceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (gray-top) tube; EDTA (lavender-top) tube; Serum/plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

2 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Promtly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.


NMS Labs test code: 3140SP.

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