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Silver (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:RPA
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

Used to monitor patients under treatment with silver containing creams used for burns or occupational exposure (jewellery).

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:By Arrangement
External Laboratory:Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - RPA
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

Not routinely available - by arrangement only  with RPA.

Must be approved by Chemical Pathologist