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Heavy Metals Screen with Demographics, Blood

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Test Description
Heavy Metals Screen with Demographics, Blood
Synonym(s)

Arsenic (As); As (Arsenic); Cadmium (Cd); Cd (Cadmium); Heavy Metals; Heavy Metals Screen, Blood; Hg (Mercury); Lead (Pb); Mercury (Hg); Metals Screen; Pb (Lead)

Test ID
HMDB
General Information
Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Requirements

Royal blue-top (EDTA) plastic trace element blood collection tube

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

  • Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours

  • See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport for complete instructions

  • Send specimen in original collection tube

  • If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381

Required Information
Stability

  • Refrigerated (preferred): 28 days

  • Ambient: 28 days

  • Frozen: 28 days

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Estimated TAT

1-3 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Test Includes

  • Arsenic (ASB)

  • Lead (PBHMB)

  • Cadmium (CDB)

  • Mercury (HG)

  • Patient Demographics (DEMO6)

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

82175; 82300; 83655; 83825

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.3 mL

Reference Range
Assay Reference Range Critical Values
Arsenic 0 - 12 ng/mL  
Lead 0.0 - 4.9 mcg/dL Pediatric (≤15 years): ≥ 20.0 mcg/dL
Adult (>15 years): ≥ 70.0 mcg/dL
Cadmium 0.0 - 4.9 ng/mL  
Mercury 0 - 9 ng/mL  
Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

5583-0, 5609-3, 5685-3, 77307-7, 31208-2, 56799-0, 68997-6, 46499-0, 45401-7, 87721-7, 42077-8, 32624-9, 69490-1, 11341-5, 80427-8, 79183-0, 79184-8, 52526-1, 74221-3, 52531-1, 52532-9, 87720-9, 68340-9, 65651-2