7720 Mercury Whole Blood

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
EDTA Whole Blood 7 Days, Refrigerated
5 Days, Ambient
2 Months, Frozen
< 11 mcg/L

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: EDTA Whole Blood
Container: 2 Royal Blue Top (EDTA)s
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 4.00 mL
Min Vol: 2.00 mL

Method

Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Schedule

Tuesday; Thursday; Saturday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Mercury, a highly toxic metal, is present in select industrial environments and in contaminated ocean fish.

CPT Codes

83825

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