Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

3-7 days

Test Includes
1 Lithium Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) mEq/L 0.0317 Metal/Element

Test Also Known As
; ; ; Eskalith® Lithane® Lithobid®
Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sample Type
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.7 mL
Special Handling
Submit in container with a non-Lithium based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Lithium based anticoagulants are not acceptable. Centrifuge and separate RBCs into an acid washed screw capped vial within two hours of collection.
Sample Container
Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Frozen. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.

Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable
Frozen (-70 °C): Not Stable

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.