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 Recent changes for Cadmium

Recent changes for Cadmium

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
12th February 2020
Preferred Container Type

Trace Metal with Aliquot

Trace metal tube ( Dark blue )

Notes

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

 

LAB STAFF NOTE : The Reference Lab will only receive aliquots which are sent in a metal-free aliquot tube (see container picture above).  Sample must be decanted by pour-off (do not use plastic pipettes). 

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

 

 

Cadmium

Alternate names:
Cd
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
CDB
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Trace metal tube ( Dark blue )Trace metal tube ( Dark blue )
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

 

 

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Reference Interval:

<44 nmol/L

Normal blood cadmium is <44 nmol/L, with most results in the range of  1.2- 16.2 nmol/L (1).
Acute toxicity occurs when the blood level exceeds 445 nmol/L.
1. Cesbron A , Saussereau E, Mahieu L, Couland I, Guerbet M, Goullé JP. Metallic profile of whole blood and plasma in a series of 106 healthy volunteers.  J Anal Toxicol. 2013 Sep;37(7):401-5.
 

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