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Thallium Blood (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Blood Thallium
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:THB
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTAMetal-Free EDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature
Method:

ICPMS

Additional Notes:

Reference Interval: <5 nmol/L

Whole Blood Thallium is a biomarker of acute thallium exposure. For the assessment of chronic exposure consider Urine Thallium.
A whole blood Thallium level greater than 50 nmol/L indicates significant exposure.