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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Chromium, Plasma

Test Name

Chromium, Plasma

Navy Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Plasma (K2-EDTA)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect K2-EDTA blood in contaminant-free tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Separate as soon as possible and transfer plasma to polypropylene vial. Concentrations of chromium are higher in erythrocytes than in plasma or serum. The results in plasma or serum may be falsely elevated if not separated within 30 minutes and/or hemolysis is present. Store and send cold.

Rejection Criteria: Gel seperator tube, Serum, unlabeled or not sufficient quantity samples.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

10 Days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

2.5 - 6.0 nmol/L

Test Code



ICP-TripleQ MS

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019