Chromium & Cobalt for Metal on Metal (MoM) Wear Checking

 

 

On the 28 February 2012, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a new medical device alert regarding MoM hip replacements.  This requested an action whereby updated systems should be put in place to follow up patients.

 

 

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Test:

 Chromium & Cobalt Blood

Laboratory

Trace Elements

Specimen Type:

Trace elements EDTA tube

Storage:

4oC until sent

Posting Details:

Ambient

Posting Address:

Clinical Biochemistry Department, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham

B18 7QH

Clinical Use:

Main use is in the assessment of wear of metal on metal hip replacements

Advantages:

We offer state of the art ICP-MS analysis

Special Details:

See MHRA guidelines MDA/2012/008 for details on routine analysis.

Cost:

£25 for both

Individual cost: Chromium £15

                       Cobalt £15

Turnaround:

1 - 2 working days

External QA Scheme:

 NEQAS

CPA Accredited Lab/Test:

Yes

Key Contact:

Nicola Barlow 

Tel: 0121 507 2947

Email: info@cityassays.org.uk

 

 

 

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