Heavy Metals Profile I, Whole Blood

CPT: 82175; 83655; 83825
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Test Includes

Arsenic, blood; lead, blood; mercury, blood


Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days




Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Whole blood


Volume

7 mL


Minimum Volume

1.1 mL


Container

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


Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3


Patient Preparation

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


Causes for Rejection

Clotted specimen


Test Details


Use

Monitor exposure to arsenic, lead, and mercury


Methodology

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


Reference Interval

See individual tests.


Additional Information

See individual tests.


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 29588-1 007632 Lead, Blood ug/dL 5671-3
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 29588-1 007245 Arsenic, Blood ug/L 5583-0
042580 Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood 29588-1 085324 Mercury, Blood ug/L 5685-3

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