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Cyanide Whole Blood

Order Name CYANIDE
Test Number: 4301650
Revision Date 11/17/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Cyanide Whole Blood
High Performance Liquid Chromatography 5634-1 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.4 mL) Whole Blood Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) Frozen
Instructions Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure - test upon presentation to hospital.
Specimen: Whole Blood from Gray (Sodium Fluoride/Potassium Oxalate)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Transport 1 mL (Min: 0.4 mL) whole blood in original collection container.
Unacceptable Conditions: Serum or plasma. Clotted or hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 3 months

Testing is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Testing Schedule Varies 
Expected TAT 8-11 days from test set up  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 3003039
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 82600
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