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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBCHR
Method

ICP-MS

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Metal on metal hip implants

External Price$55.90(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen6.0mL K2 EDTA (Royal Blue)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructionsnil send whole blood tube
Aliquot Transport to CHLambient or fridge 4oC
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Lipids, Trace Metals
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Contact Phone Number(03) 3640317 (ext. 80317)
Test AvailabilityWeekly
Turnaround Time1-5 working days
Reference Interval

1 - 20 nmol/L

To convert chromium nmol/L to ug/l multiply by 0.052

for example 100 nmol/l = 5.2 ug/L (ppb)

Interpretation

Management recommendations for patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement implants;-

Plasma or blood Cobalt level > 119 nmol/L (7 ug/L (ppb)) or

Plasma or blood Chromium level > 135 nmol/L (7 ug/L (ppb)) indicates potential for soft tissue reaction.

Ref:Medicines and healthcare products Regulatory Agency (UK) MDA/2012/008

Additional Information

Blood Cobalt can be done on same specimen

Delphic Number Test Number8767

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