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Heavy Metals Screen With Demographics

Heavy Metals Panel, Blood, ARUP #20584, Antrim #80360, EPIC: LAB6047, SOFT: XHMS

Instructions

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

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Royal Blue-top EDTA tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Do not centrifuge or freeze specimen. Maintain whole blood at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) until transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 7.0 mL whole blood, at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F). (Min: 1.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Centrifuged specimens.
  • Frozen specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

Monday, Wednesday - Saturday.
Results available in 2-4 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Clinical Utility

For clinical utility please see individual test listings: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury.

CPT Code

82175 (Arsenic), 82300 (Cadmium), 83655 (Lead), 83825 (Mercury).

Test Codes

ARUP #20584, Antrim #80360, EPIC: LAB6047, SOFT: XHMS

Last Updated

05/04/2016

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