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Mercury, blood

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code HG
Test group Mercury
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method CVAA-FI
Collection Instructions Mix well, inverting gently 5x.

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Container type Navy blue top (EDTA) tube
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 5 mL blood
Min. Volume 2 mL blood
Processing notes Follow the detailed processing instructions for Trace Metal Analysis. Do NOT centrifuge or transfer to another container. Refrigerate. Order Quest # 56853N.
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range ≤ 10 µg/L
Synonyms Hg; heavy metal toxicity; heavy metal poisoning; heavy metals
Turn around times Test run Wednesday & Friday. Turnaround: 2-5 days.
Additional information To convert µg/L to µmol/L (SI units) multiply by 4.99. Blood is the preferred sample for poisoning w/ methyl mercury and other organic mercurials (e.g., thiomerosal).
CPT coding 83825-90
LOINC code 5685-3
Last Updated 6/21/2016 12:14:28
Entry Number 652
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