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Test Code: MiscBi Preferred Name Nickel

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N/A
External
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Non-medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood5 mLTrace Element EDTA 6.0mL (Dark Blue Top with LAVENDER label highlight)
Urine (random)40 mLUrine 70 mL sterile container (yellow top)
Tissue1-2 cm biopsySterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
Bone3-5 gSterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)

COLLECTION NOTES

Any of the following specimens may be analysed for nickel (Ni):

1.Tissue: Wash away excess blood with normal saline. Wrap in alfoil.
2. Bone: Do not store in formalin or ater.
3. Blood: 6 mL Trace Element EDTA tube of blood (NOT a Trace Element Serum tube).
4.Urine: At least 25 mL random urine.

GENERAL NOTES



APPLICATION:  Suspected nickel toxicity.

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