MERCURY, QUANTITATIVE, WHOLE BLOOD
- MERCURY, QUANTITATIVE, WHOLE BLOOD
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- Hg, Whole Blood
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
Dark blue (royal) top (trace metal-free - EDTA) tube, WHOLE BLOOD
- Transport Info
- Fasting Required?
- 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
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
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.