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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CADM
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method ICP/MS
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from eating seafood at least three days prior to specimen collection.
Collection Instructions To avoid contamination during collection use powderless gloves.

Mix well, inverting gently 5x.

Click here for detailed instructions for collecting samples for Trace Metals
Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 4 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 4 mL blood
Min. Volume 2 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolyzed samples
Processing notes Follow the detailed processing instructions for Trace Metal Analysis. Do not centrifuge or transfer to another container. Refrigerate DO NOT freeze. Order Quest # 299
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Room temp, frozen, hemolysis
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range
Non-smokers < 1.7 µg/L
≥ 18 year old smokers < 5.0 µg/L OSHA reference range < 5.0 µg/L Potentially toxic 30 µg/L
Critical value Quest Priority-1: ≥ 50 µg/L
Quest Priority-2: 40.0-49.9 µg/L
Stability Room temperature 2 days, refrigerated 5 days, frozen at -20C unaceptable
Turn around times Test performed Monday-Friday. Turnaround time: 3-5 days.
CPT coding 82300-90
LOINC code 5609-3
Last Updated 12/9/2013 2:17:25 PM
Entry Number 157
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