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Barium Blood Test

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A Barium Blood Test monitors exposure to Barium.

LabCorp

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Test Code:

811554

CPT Code(s):

83018

Methodology:

Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen:

Blood

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

3-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Walk-In Lab is prohibited from selling LabCorp tests to residents in the following states:NY, NJ, RI, MA, MD

Quest

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Test Code:

5375

CPT Code(s):

83018

Methodology:

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen:

Blood

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

3-7 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Walk-In Lab is prohibited from selling Quest tests to residents in the following states:AZ, NY, NJ, RI


This test is designed to detect the presence of Barium in a person's blood. 

Barium, a metallic element, can be found in:

  • cigarettes
  • filler for rubber, plastics, and resins
  • rat poison
  • groundwater contamination
  • signal flares or fireworks
  • some technology such as smartphones, computers, or TVs
  • petroleum 
  • environmental contamination

Toxic metals, such as Barium, can cause damage to the body and contributes to many different health conditions.  

Signs and symptoms of exposure:

  • muscle weakness
  • low blood potassium
  • vomiting/diarrhea
  • respiratory failure
  • difficulty breathing
  • abdominal pain

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