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MERCURY,BLOOD

Test Number:
  • 733
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • Whole blood
Container Type:
  • Royal blue-top trace metal tube with anticoagulant
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • minimum 2 mL, preferred 4 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Patient preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

    Collection instructions: Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection. Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hrs prior to sample collection. Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a nontrace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing;however,elevated results are reported with the message that resubmission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.

Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 5 days
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
CPT Code:
  • 83825
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
  • ≤10 mcg/L
Report Available:
  • 5 days

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