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Strontium; hair

CPT Code

83018

Specimen Requirements

0.25 grams hair

Collection Container/Tube

Cut small sections of hair near scalp - place 1-2 inch lengths on scale until it tips

Transport Container/Tube

Plastic sealed bag

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.095 grams

Rejection Criteria

Hair mixed with foreign material

Stability Information

Room temperature: (preferred) - No time limit
Refrigerated: No time limit
Frozen: No time limit
37°C/99°F: No time limit

Methodology

ICP-MS

Turnaround Time

2 - 4 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Female 1-5 years .19-2 ug/g
Female 6-11 years .37-3.6 ug/g
Female 12-17 years .86-6.2 ug/g
Female 18-99 years .5-7.6 ug/g
Male 1-5 years .16-1 ug/g
Male 6-11 years .21-2.1 ug/g
Male 12-17 years .3-3.2 ug/g
Male 18-99 years .3-3.5 ug/g