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MERCURY, BLOOD

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​5 mL blood collected in K2EDTA trace metal-free tube
Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

​≥ 20 yrs: <22 ug/L

Turnaround Time

​Mean = 7 days, Range 3 - 11 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

​Instructions Before Sampling:


Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

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