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Chromium and Cobalt

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Primarily used in the assessment of patients who have received metal-on-metal hip replacements, as per the MHRA warning April 2010.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
-
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Chrom: Normal (without hip replacement) <40nmol/L, MHRA Threshold (7ppb) 135nmol/L,
Cobalt: Normal (without hip replacement) <10nmol/L, MHRA Threshold (7ppb) 120nmol/L
UKAS number
8407
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024