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Cadmium Blood (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Blood Cadmium
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:CAD
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTAMetal-Free EDTA
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.
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 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:
Normal blood cadmium is <44 nmol/L, with most results in the range of  1.2- 16.2 nmol/L (1).
Acute toxicity occurs when the blood level exceeds 445 nmol/L.
1. Cesbron A , Saussereau E, Mahieu L, Couland I, Guerbet M, Goullé JP. Metallic profile of whole blood and plasma in a series of 106 healthy volunteers.  J Anal Toxicol. 2013 Sep;37(7):401-5.