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Test Code THIOCYANAT Thiocyanate

Clinical System Name

Thiocyanate Level

Synonyms

Cyanide (For Nitroprusside)
Nitroprusside

 

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Lavender/EDTA or Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: 6.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  2.5 mL

 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gold SST or any gel separator tube

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 -  4 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood and send refrigerated aliquot.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily on dayshift  3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


 

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

 

 

mg/dL

Normal, Non-Smoker

<0.5

Smoker

<2.5

Therapeutic

<10

Toxic

>20

 

 

Methodology

Method: Spectrophotometry

Analytical Volume: 1.2 mL serum/plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84430

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Thiocyanate

Reference Test Number:

TCN

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier.