Also known as: MHMB, L732
Test Contains (LOINC):Lead Blood (Venous) (77307-7), Arsenic Blood (5583-0)
Mercury Blood (5685-3),Cadmium Blood (5609-3)
Preferred Container: EDTA (Royal Blue Top) Tube
Minimal Sample Volume: 1.5 mL
Transport 7 mL whole blood
Client Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability: Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after seven or more days of storage. If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the arsenic, cadmium, and lead values do not change with time.
Unsuitable Specimen: Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than Royal Blue (EDTA) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Frequency: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Expected Turn Around: 2 – 4 Days
Responsible Dept: Reference Lab
Referral Lab Code: 0020584
CPT: 82175; 82300; 83655; 83825
Methodology: Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Notes: 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. Submit Patient Demographics Form for Public Health Reporting http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pdf/6