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Test Code LAB11281 Arsenic - Blood

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

ARSW

Collection Requirements

Patient should avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

Avoid worksite collection.

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Royal Blue (K2EDTA) Trace Element

Transport

Whole blood ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Processing

Send 4.0 mL whole blood in original tube.

Stability

Ambient: 10 Days

Refrigerated: 10 Days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Minimum Testing Volume

2.0 mL

Reference Range

<23mcg/L

Whole blood Arsenic level >100 mcg/L is indicative of acute/chronic exposure

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Reported

5-7 days

CPT Codes

82175

Unacceptable Conditions

Clotted samples.