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Cobalt, Random Urine
7 mL random urine submitted in an acid-washed, or metal-free plastic leak-proof container
Avoid worksite collection.
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 14 days
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
|Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute|
|14225 Newbrook Drive|
|Chantilly, VA 20153|
Set up: Tues-Sat (evening shift); Report available: 1 day
Cobalt, Random Urine
|Non-exposed Adult||≤2.8 mcg/L|
|Biological Exposure Index (end of shift/work week)||≤15.0 mcg/L|
Cobalt is part of our diet. Approximately 85% of absorbed cobalt is excreted in the urine and the remainder eliminated in stool. Toxicity may occur in select industrial environments. Cobalt is not mined in the United States so primary supplies are imported.
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|37513||Cobalt, Random Urine||5628-3||Cobalt|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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