Arsenic, Whole Blood

Last Modified: 9/28/2021 2:18:02 PM

Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to collection
Specimen Requirements:

4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top TubeEDTA Trace metal tube  (Purple Striped Label)

Collection Instructions: Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid Worksite collection.
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

10 days Ambient (transport)
10 days Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria: Frozen; Clotted
Reference Range:

<23 mcg/L

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  Limitation: Arsenic may only be present in blood for 4-6 hours. This test is most accurate in acute poisoning
Methodology: ICP/MS
Clinical Significance:

This assay is used to monitor exposure to arsenic, wellness, and therapy during treatment of chronic myelocytic leukemia

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: HVAR
EPIC Test Code: LAB2572
Send Out Test Code: 269
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82175

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