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Mercury, Blood

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Mercury, Blood
Synonym(s)

Mercury (Hg); Hg (Mercury)

Test ID
HG
General Information

Useful for detecting mercury toxicity

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Requirements

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

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Additional Processing Details

Send specimen in original tube

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

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

83825

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.3 mL

Reference Range

< 10 ng/mL

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

5685-3