Bismuth
Label Mnemonic: BIS
Epic Lab Code: LAB2720
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Specimen Instructions:
Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non- essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician).
Collection Medium:
Royal Blue K2 EDTA tube
Minimum:
Preferred Adult minimum = 7 mL whole blood from Royal Blue K2EDTA tube Absolute Adult minimum = 0.5 mL whole blood from Royal Blue K2EDTA tube
Rejection Criteria:
Heparin anticoagulant specimens, frozen specimens
Turn Around Time:
5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
0 - 5 mcg/L Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free collection tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in blood should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a tube designed for trace element determinations, such as royal blue Na2EDTA tube.
Methodology:
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
CPT Code:
83018