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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Cobalt



Common AbbreviationsCOB
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationSome patients implanted with metal on metal hip replacements develop soft tissue reactions due to wear debris. If suspected, MHRA recommend that whole blood chromium and cobalt are measured.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume2mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time5 - 10 days
LaboratorySAS Trace Element Lab Surrey Research Park 15 Frederick Sanger Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7YD 01483 689978
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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