Benzene, Occupational Exposure, Whole Blood

CPT: 84600
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Test Details

Use

Evaluate exposure to benzene

Methodology

Headspace gas chromatography/flame ionization detection (GC/FID)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Whole blood

Volume

20 mL

Minimum Volume

7 mL

Container

Green-top (heparin) tubes

Collection

Collect adequate number of tubes to obtain the required specimen volume. Tubes should be completely filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace.

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate; specimen may also be frozen.

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