BARIUM

Synonyms: Ba
Computer Code: (RBARI)
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (royal blue top tube).
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: centrifuge, remove serum, refrigerate. Plasma: centrifuge, remove plasma, refrigerate. Remove serum/plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Min 0.5 mL serum/plasma.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 14 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83018
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII