Silicone - serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method

Mass spectrometry.

Reference Interval

Consult laboratory.

Application

No clinical utility at present.

Interpretation

There is no evidence that silicone levels are predictive of any complication of breast implants.

Reference

Peters W. Ann Plast Surg 1995; 34: 343-347.