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Test Code LAB11306 Heavy Metals Panel - Blood

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

HMTB

Collection Requirements

Patient should avoid seafood consumption for 1 week.

A completed Heavy Metals Information Sheet must accompany the specimen.

Heavy Metals Information Sheet

Collection material such as alcohol swabs should be lead free. Use powder-free gloves during collection.

Refer To

Warde Lab

Primary Collection Container

Royal Blue (K2EDTA) Trace Element

Alternate Collection Container

Blue NA2EDTA (Glass)

Transport

Whole blood ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Processing

Send 4.0 in original tube. A completed heavy metal form must accompany sample.

Stability

Ambient: 5 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Minimum Testing Volume

2.0 mL

Reference Range

Analyte/Age Reference Range

Arsenic <23 mcg/L

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

Lead 0-6 yrs <5 mcg/dL

Lead >6 yrs <10.0 mcg/dL

Mercury <11 mcg/L

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry/GF-AAS

Performed

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Reported

4-6 Days

CPT Codes

82175; 83655; 83825

Additional Information

Components:

Includes Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury