Whole blood cobalt is measured to assess the functioning of metal-on-metal hip prostheses. Please refer to MHRA medical device alert document MDA/2017/018.
|Turn Around||7 days|
|Send to||First Class Post to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine,
St James's University Hospital,
|Collection Con||Sample collection with a stainless steel needle can lead to contamination of the blood.|
|Sample REQ||Whole blood. Store at 4C prior to sending.|