Thiocyanate


Test Information

Test Name

Thiocyanate

Preferred Specimen

Plain tube

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Processing Information

Registration Code

THIO

Notes

  • No GEL TUBE
  • Plasma and urine thiocyanate concentrations are useful in monitoring occupational exposure to cyanide if pre-exposure levels are determined to identify smoking and dietary influences.
  • Nitroprusside therapy may elevate results to levels as high as or higher than smokers.

Alternative Specimen

Heparin; Random Urine (yellow pot)


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

1 mL serum/ plasma or 5mL Urine

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