ARSENIC, BLOOD

Mnemonic

ARS

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and non essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician) and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48-72 hours.

Collect

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

Handling

Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube.

Preferred Volume

7.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria

Heparin anticoagulant, frozen specimens, Royal Blue (no additives)

Stability

If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the trace element values do not change with time.

Testing Information

Performed

Daily 

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Referral Lab

ARUP (99045)

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.0-13.0 µg/L

Toxic Levels

≥600 µg/L

CPT Codes

82175

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:58 AM