Heavy Metal Panel, Blood

Additional Info:
Arsenic
Lead
Mercury

Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Specimen Requirements: 1 royal blue-top (EDTA) Monoject ® tube (minimum: 2.0 mL of EDTA whole blood). To avoid contamination, use powderless gloves. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE:

  • Patients should refrain from seafood, antacids, vitamins with mineral supplements, and herbal preparations at least 3 days before specimen collection.
  • Royal blue top (sodium heparin lead-free) also acceptable.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

CPT Information:
82175 – arsenic
83655 – lead
83825 – mercury