Turnaround Time: 2 - 5 days
CPT Code:


Test Type: 3 mL Plasma
Stability Time:



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Reference Range:

Environmental exposure: 0.1−2.1 μg/L


Monitor industrial exposure. This test is not intended to monitor chromium levels in diabetic patients or in patients with suspected chromium deficiencies.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Schermaier AJ, O'Connor LH, Pearson KH. Semiautomated determination of chromium in whole blood and serum by Zeeman electrothermal atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Clin Chim Acta. 1985; 152(1-2):123-134. PubMed 4053394

Veillon C. Chromium. Methods Enzymol. 1988; 158:334-343. PubMed 3374384

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube or royal blue-top without EDTA.

Separate plasma immediately after the collection, and transfer to a certified metal-free plastic transport tube (PeopleSoft N° 111166) for shipment to the laboratory.

Maintain specimen at room temperature.