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.
Navy blue metal free vial/tube with EDTA
Ambient (preferred) - 30 days
Refrigerated - 30 days
Frozen - 12 months
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
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).