Product Code: LChrB
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Hemolysis
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 0.5 mL serum
Minimum volume: 0.1 mL
Collection container: Trace element non-additive tube
Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: Serum = 0.1 to 1.7 ug/L
Reference one: Harrison, W. W.: The determination of trace elements in human hair by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Clinica Chimica Acta, 1969:23; 36-39
Reference two: Boss, C.B., Fredeen K.J.: Concepts, instrumentation and techniques in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, 2nd Ed, 1999, Perkin Elmer Corporation.
Reference three: Losi, M.E., et al.: Environmental biochemistry of chromium. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 1994, 136:91-121.
Reference four: Freund, H., Atamian, S, Fisher, J.E.: Chromium deficiency during TPN. JAMA, 1979, 241:496-498.
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