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Arsenic, blood

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code ASB
Test group Arsenic
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Inductively coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy
Patient Preparation Patient should refrain from eating seafood and taking herbal supplements at least 3 days prior to sample collection.
Collection Instructions To avoid contamination use powderless gloves during collection. 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
Processing notes Follow the detailed processing instructions for Trace Metal Analysis. Do not centrifuge or transfer to another container. Refrigerate. Order Quest # 269X
Units µg/L (mcg/L)
Normal range ≤ 60 µg/L
Critical value Quest Priority-2: > 60 µg/L
Synonyms As; AS; heavy metal toxicity; heavy metal poisoning; heavy metals
Stability Room temp or refrigerated: 10 days
Turn around times Test run Tuesday-Thursday. Turnaround: 2-7 days.
Additional information To convert µg/L to µmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.0133.
CPT coding 82175-90
LOINC code 5583-0
Last Updated 12/9/2013 2:17:21 PM
Entry Number 71

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