Common sources of non-industrial cadmium exposure include cigarette smoke and traditional medicines/cosmetics. All cases of suspected poisoning should be discussed with the National Poisons Information Service (www.toxbase.org).
|Tube||EDTA (Haem) or Trace elements|
|Availability||Weekdays. Contact laboratory if urgent analysis is required.|
|Send to||First Class Post to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine,
St James's University Hospital,
|Collection Con||No restrictions. Heparin samples can also be used but are less stable because of the formation of microclots.|
|Sample REQ||Whole blood. Store at 4C prior to sending.|