MERCURY, QUANTITATIVE, WHOLE BLOOD

Code
000.0000
Name
MERCURY, QUANTITATIVE, WHOLE BLOOD
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Hg, Whole Blood
CPT Codes
83825
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
23381
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Dark blue (royal) top (trace metal-free - EDTA) tube, WHOLE BLOOD

Volume

2.5 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours prior to specimen collection

Reference Range

Less than 5 µg/dL

Critical High Value:
Mild routine exposure during work, such as dentist: less than 15 µg/dL
Significant toxic exposure: greater than 50 µg/dL

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Clinical Significance

Evaluate mercury levels for possible toxicity.

The level of trace elements in human body fluids is of great importance for the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s condition. It is also crucial to monitor individuals who may be exposed to high levels of toxins, such as lead and arsenic.

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