Heavy Metals Profile I, Whole Blood

CPT: 82175; 83655; 83825
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Test Details

Test Includes

Arsenic, blood; lead, blood; mercury, blood


Monitor exposure to arsenic, lead, and mercury


Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS); inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Reference Interval

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Additional Information

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Specimen Requirements


Whole blood


7 mL

Minimum Volume

1.1 mL


Royal blue-top (EDTA) tube; submit original tube.

Patient Preparation

Patient should avoid seafood and red wine 72 hours prior to collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Clotted specimen


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 007245 Arsenic, Blood ug/L 5583-0
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 007632 Lead, Blood ug/dL 77307-7
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 085324 Mercury, Blood ug/L 5685-3

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