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22390 Cadmium, Blood (CDB)

Cadmium, Blood (CDB)
Test Code: CADSO
Synonyms/Keywords
Cd (Cadmium), Cadmium (Cd)
Useful For
Detecting exposure to cadmium, a toxic heavy metal
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Whole Blood​ Royal Blue Top Tube (RBTT)(EDTA) trace element blood collection tube ​ Full tube​ ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Send specimen in original tube.

 
Additional Information: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole blood ​ ​ Refrigerated (preferred)​ ​28 days
​Ambient ​28 days
​Frozen ​28 days
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Report Available Methodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​​
Monday through Saturday
1 to 3 day​s
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​​
< 5.0 ng/mL
Reference values apply to all ages.
Interpretation
Normal blood cadmium is <5.0 ng/mL, with most results in the range of 0.5 ng/mL to 2.0 ng/mL.
Acute toxicity will be observed when the blood level exceeds 50 ng/mL.
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​82300
Synonyms/Keywords
Cd (Cadmium), Cadmium (Cd)
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Cadmium, Blood SO (8682)
​Cerner ​Cadmium Level (8682)
​COM ​Cadmium, Blood SO
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Whole Blood​ Royal Blue Top Tube (RBTT)(EDTA) trace element blood collection tube ​ Full tube​ ​0.3 mL
Collection Processing
Send specimen in original tube.

 
Additional Information: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole blood ​ ​ Refrigerated (preferred)​ ​28 days
​Ambient ​28 days
​Frozen ​28 days
Useful For
Detecting exposure to cadmium, a toxic heavy metal
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​​
< 5.0 ng/mL
Reference values apply to all ages.
Interpretation
Normal blood cadmium is <5.0 ng/mL, with most results in the range of 0.5 ng/mL to 2.0 ng/mL.
Acute toxicity will be observed when the blood level exceeds 50 ng/mL.
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Report Available Methodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​​
Monday through Saturday
1 to 3 day​s
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Reference Lab
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​82300
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.