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Test Code FFTIO Thiocyanate, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s), plasma gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL sodium heparin plasma refrigerated in plastic vial.

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is not acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL of serum refrigerated in plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.50 mL Does not allow for repeat testing

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  180 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reference Values

Toxic Thiocyanate concentrations: Greater than 10 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code Information

84430

Reject Due To

Hemolysis Mild OK; Gross Reject
Lipemia Mild OK; Gross OK
Icterus Mild OK; Gross OK
Other Anticoagulants other than Sodium heparin, EDTA, plain red-top

Method Name

Spectrophotometry (SPEC)

Secondary ID

57708