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ID:390 Chromium
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DescriptionAn essential role for chromium remains equivocal because demonstration of deficiency is problematic; normal blood and plasma concentrations are at analytically challenging levels and specimen collection requires scrupulous avoidance of contamination.
Indication Usually in suspected toxicity. A small number of patients implanted with metal on metal (MoM) hip replacements develop progressive soft tissue reactions due to wear debris associated with MoM articulations. MHRA reccommends that whole blood chromium and cobalt are measured. Refer to Medical Device Alert: MDA/2012/036
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationMHRA recommended action limit <134 nmol/L (equivalent to 7 ppb)

Ref. Range (Male)< 10
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesUnexposed population (plasma reference range))
Unitsnmol/L


IP Acute TAT- Not Available -
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Available -
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 30/08/2013 16:32:10. Published By RB on 30/08/2012 16:32:10.