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Test ID SBWB Antimony, Blood

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metal tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies: Greiner Bio-One VACUETTE TUBE 6 mL NH Trace Elements Sodium Heparin tube (T819)

Container/Tube: Greiner Bio-One Vacuette Tube 6 mL NH Trace Elements Sodium Heparin tube for blood is required. Becton-Dickinson (BD) royal blue-top tubes are not acceptable for this testing.

Specimen Volume: 0.8 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport for complete instructions.

2. Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Useful For

Determining antimony toxicity

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Antimony, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values

<3 ng/mL (unexposed)

3-10 ng/mL (exposed)

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

2 to 8 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SBWB Antimony, B 5578-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
64273 Antimony, B 5578-0