5 mL blood collected in K2EDTA trace metal free tube Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
From 0 day: < 100 µg/L
Mean = 7 days ; Range 3 - 11 days
Monday - Friday
Instructions Before Sampling:
(1) Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.
(2) Finger prick method is discouraged for sampling as it can contribute to contamination.