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Arsenic, Blood

Components

Name Method Department Units
Arsenic, Blood Inductively coupled plasma/ mass spectrometry
Send Out ug/L

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Royal blue (EDTA)

10 mL 7 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 month(s)
Refrigerated - 1 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Frozen specimen

Comments

Diet, medication and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician) and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.A completed demographic requisition must accompany specimen.

Forms

Lab Form

CPT Code

  • 82175