Implant Metals Profile; Whole Blood-Doctor's Data Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: Yes 8 hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Avoid eating seafood and refrain from taking non-essential medications and dietary supplements that contain Chromium, Vanadium, Molybdenum, or Vitamin B12 (Cobalt) for 48 hour prior to specimen collection. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

You may ship specimens Monday through Friday only. If you complete this test on a Saturday or Sunday, you must hold the specimens until Monday before shipping.

Description: The Implant Metals Profile tests the circulating blood levels of the six metals that are most commonly associated with orthopedic and dental metal prostheses or implants. The metal debris may be associated with excessive physical wear or corrosion of the metal alloys. The greatest release of the metals occurs when prostheses entail metal-on-metal (M/M) bearing surfaces. Many studies have shown that the released metal debris may be associated with localized tissue damage to bone and soft tissue, sensitivity reactions, and remote adverse effects on normal physiological and biochemical functions. The reported blood metal levels should not be solely used to make conclusions regarding the integrity of metals prosthesis devices.