Thallium, serum or plasma

Alphabetical Test listing

Thallium, serum or plasma-994

  
Thallium, serum or plasma
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  

Evaluate exposure to thallium

  
Serum, metal free
  
2.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin to separate the serum from the cells and carefully pour the serum into a Metal free transfer vial/tube within two hours of specimen collection.

  
  
ETDA plasma, metal free
  
  

Spin to separate the plasma from the cells and carefully pour the plasma into a Metal free transfer vial/tube within two hours of specimen collection.

  

Ambient (preferred) - 3 days

Refrigerated - OK

Frozen - OK

  
  • Use of non-metal-free collection or aliquot tubes
  

Urine is the preferred specimen for assessment of thallium exposure

  
MedTox Laboratories Inc (60297) via LabCorp (811687): R-NX
  
As needed
at least every other day
  
3 days
  

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

  

< 5.0 ng/mL

  

Thallium concentrations greater than 300 ng/ml are consistent with acute toxicity.

  
83018
  
No
  
Result 5744-8
  
05/23/2019
  
10/11/2019