Mercury, Whole Blood MERCB

Method(s) Atomic Absorption/Inductively Coupled Plasma-/Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Required
Collect One 7 mL royal blue (K2EDTA) or (Na2EDTA) top tube.
Transport 7 mL whole blood at 20-25°C in the original collection tube (preferred). (Min: 1 mL)
Stability

Collection to initiation of testing: Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after seven or more days of storage. Refrigerated: Acceptable

Unacceptable Conditions Heparin anticoagulant.
Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 5010446
CPTCode 83825
Notes Elevated results from noncertified trace element-free collection tubes may be due to contamination. Elevated concentrations of trace elements in blood should be confirmed with a second specimen collected in a tube designed for trace element determinations, such as a royal blue (Na2EDTA) tube.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

0-10 microgram/L

No Appointment Necessary
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