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HEAVY METALS PANEL, BLOOD

Test Name  HEAVY METALS PANEL, BLOOD 
Mnemonic  HEAVY 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82175;83655;83825 
Department  Send-Out 
Container  EDTA (ROYAL BLUE-TOP) 
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Handling  4 ML WHOLE BLOOD, ROYAL BLUE-TOP (EDTA OR HEPARIN) TO AVOID CONTAMINATION, USE POWDERLESS GLOVES. DO NOT ALIQUOT SPECIMEN. EDTA ROYAL BLUE PLASMA CAN BE CONVERTED BACK INTO EDTA ROYAL BLUE WHOLE BLOOD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE FOLLOWED: NO PLASMA HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR OTHER TESTING AND NO CLOTTING OR HEMOLYSIS IS PRESENT IN THE SAMPLE, AND THE ROYAL BLUE STOPPER HAS NOT BEEN OPENED. INSTRUCTIONS: PATIENT SHOULD REFRAIN FROM EATING SEAFOOD AND TAKING HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS AT LEAST 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SAMPLE COLLECTION., 2 ML, EDTA (royal blue-top): Room temperature: 5 days, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: Unacceptable  
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Reject Criteria   
Component  ARSENIC, MERCURY, LEAD 
Methodology  INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA - MASS SPECTROMETRY (ICP/MS) 
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Note  Set-Up: SUN-WED THU 
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Referred Lab  Quest 
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