This test is used to identify ion build-up caused by metal-on-metal (MoM) implants.
Metal poisoning occurs when toxic levels of metal accumulate in the body, causing damage to tissue, bone and the nervous system. People can be exposed to high levels of metal through their environment and diet, but also through metallosis, a type of metal poisoning as a result of a hip or knee implant.
Those who have had a hip or knee replacement.
No special preparation is required.
Cobalt, Blood (35417)
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.