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Lab Test Dictionary

Thallium, Random Urine (8835)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Urine, Random

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Standard TAT

1 Day

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-7 Random Urine collected in an acid-washed or metal-free container

Container Type

Acid Washed Container

Collection Instructions

Avoid worksite collection. Collect urine in an acid washed or metal free plastic container. 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 patients 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 temperature: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 5 Days; Frozen: 14 Days

Test Volume Required

7 mL Random Urine

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Random Urine

CPT Codes