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Test Code: Cobalt Preferred Name Cobalt

No
N/A
weekly
2 weeks
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood5 mLTrace Element EDTA 6.0mL (Dark Blue Top with LAVENDER label highlight)

COLLECTION NOTES

This test requires a dedicated Trace Element EDTA tube (NOT a Trace Element Serum tube).

GENERAL NOTES



Used to monitor cobalt levels in patients with cobalt-containing prosthetic joints.
Also used to identify or monitor occupational cobalt exposure.

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