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HEAVY METALS PANEL, BLOOD

Mnemonic

HY MET B

Includes

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2 EDTA) top tube

Preferred Volume

7.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport

In the original collection tube, 20-25°C, also acceptable: refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Heparin anticoagulant, frozen specimens

Stability

Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after 7 or more days of storage. If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the arsenic and lead values do not change with time.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Sat

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99470)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Arsenic, Blood:           0.0-13.0 µg/L
Lead, Whole Blood:    0.0-4.9 µg/dL
Mercury, Blood:          0.0-10.0 µg/L

CPT Codes

82175, 83655, 83825

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:09 AM


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