Heavy Metals Panel 3, Blood (Arsenic, Lead and Mercury)

Abbrev Code:HMET   
Order Code:LAB832Order Name:Blood Metal Panel
Methodology:Inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry
CPT Codes: 82175 x1, 83655 x1, 83825 x1
Test Includes:Arsenic, lead and mercury
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Lead requisition may be required. Notification will be given if required.

For tests developed and validated by ARUP (previously referred to as Compliance Statement B, C or D). This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:7 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.5 mL
Container:Trace Element, EDTA (DE)
Patient Preparation: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.
Causes for Rejection:Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other than Royal Blue (EDTA) or Trace Element-Free Transport tube. Heparin anticoagulant. Clotted specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not centrifuge. Send sample in the original collection tube. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:1 week at room temperature or refrigerated; unacceptable frozen.
Mercury is volatile; concentration may decrease over time. If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the arsenic and lead values do not change with time.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99470


Critical Range:Lead and Heavy Metals Critical Values and Reference Ranges
Reference Range:Lead and Heavy Metals Critical Values and Reference Ranges

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