Friday, February 23, 2024

VANADIUM, SERUM

Method and Reference values Modification

Test code: 3356
Mnemonic code: VASU

Effective update from 04/03/2024




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      Method: Spectrophotometry Atomic Absorption
  
      Reference  Values:
      Reference ranges are not well established..
      Orientative way < 10 ug/L.
      * Source: PNT, Insert
 





    
      Version of Test: 6
     

        
      Method: Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

      Reference Values:
      Less than 1 µg/L
      Interpretative Values:
      Patients with prostheses
        No wear: Less or equal than 5 µg/L
        Wear risk: Greater than 5 µg/L
   

      *Source: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 2015
     
      Version of Test: 7
     

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MOLYBDENUM , SERUM

Method and Reference values Modification

Test code: 3162
Mnemonic code: MOSU

Effective update from 04/03/2024




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      Method: Spectrophotometry Atomic Absorption

      Reference Values:
      Less than 3 µg/L
      *Source: PNT, Insert
     




     
     
      Version of Test: 7
     

        
      Method:  Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) 

      Reference Values:
      Less than 3 µg/L
     

      *Source: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 2015
 
     
     
      Version of Test: 8
     

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CHROMIUM, SERUM

Method and Reference values Modification

Test code: 330
Mnemonic code: CROM

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      Method: Spectrophotometry Atomic Absorption






      Reference Values:
      Less than 1.6 µg/L
     
      (Prosthesis and implants): 0.8 - 5.1 µg/L
      * Source: PNT, Insert
     
  
     
     
      Version of Test: 9
     



   Method: Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

   Reference Values*: 
   Less than 1.6 µg/L
   Interpretative Values**:    
   For patients with MoM prostheses:
     No wear: Less than or equal to 5 µg/L
     Wear risk: Greater than 5 µg/L
  

   *Source: Diagnóstico y tratamiento clínicos. John Bernard Henry 9 Ed. 
   **Source: SECCA 2012
   
  
     
      Version of Test: 10
     


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COBALT, SERUM

Method and Reference values Modification

Test code: 3410
Mnemonic code: COS

Effective update from 04/03/2024




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  Method: Spectrophotometry Atomic Absorption

  Reference Values:
  Less than 3 µg/L
  * Source: PNT, Insert












     Version of Test: 4
     


  Method:Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  Reference Values*:  
  Less than 1 µg/L
  Interpretive Values**:
  For patients with MoM prostheses:
    No wear: Less than or equal to 2 µg/L
    Wear risk: 2-10 µg/L
    Wear increment: Greater than or equal to 10 µg/L
    Systemic intoxication: Greater than 20 µg/L
 

  *Source: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 2015
  ** Source: SECCA 2012
         
     
      Version of Test: 5
     


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MANGANESIUM, SERUM

Reference values Modification

Test code: 380
Mnemonic code: MN

Effective update from 04/03/2024




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      Less than 2.4 µg/L
      *Source: PNT, Insert
     
  
     





     
      Version of Test: 6
     

        
      Less than 1.5 µg/L
     
      
      *Source: M. Schulz, A. Schmoldt, H. Andresen-Streichert, S. Iwersen-Bergmann. Revisited: Therapeutic and toxic blood concentrations of more than 1,100 drugs and other xenobiotics. Critical Care 2020.
     
     
     
       Version of Test: 7
       

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

NICKEL , SERUM

Method and Reference values Modification

Test code: 2049
Mnemonic code: NIQ

Effective update from 04/03/2024




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      Method: Spectrophotometry Atomic Absorption

      Reference Values:
      Not exposed: Less than 2 µg/L
     
      Exposed people (Orientative exposure index): Less or equal to 10 µg/L
      *Source: PNT, Insert
     


      Version of Test: 10
     

        
  Method: Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

  Reference Values:
  Less than 1 µg/L
      
     
  *Source: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 2015     
     

      Version of Test: 11
     


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FREE CHLORINE, WATER

Erased Test (International only)

Test code: 3588
Mnemonic code: Does not apply

Effective update from 22/02/2024

Erased test for international shipments due to limited sample stability (Refrigerated 24 hours)

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