Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 22, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Heavy Metals Panel, Blood

  • One Royal Blue (EDTA)
  • 6 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Whole blood in Royal Blue (EDTA). Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Patient Prep: 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.

    Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after seven or more days of storage. If the specimen is drawn and stored in the approprate container, the arsenic, cadmium, and lead values do not change with time.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Clotted Specimen
  • Heparin Anticoagulant
  • Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA).
    Specimens transported in containers other than Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element-Free transport tubes.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Week(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Atomic Absorption/Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Reported:2-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82175
  • 82300
  • 83655
  • 83825
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 93001 - LEAD, BLOOD
  • 93370 - MERCURY, BLOOD
  • 91026 - ARSENIC, BLOOD
  • 91038 - CADMIUM, BLOOD
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