Mercury, Whole Blood

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 3:42:53 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption 1 week prior to specimen collection
Specimen Requirements: 4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top TubeEDTA Trace metal tube  (Purple Striped Label)
Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

5 days Ambient
7 days Refrigerated (Preferred)

Reference Range: < 11.0 mcg/L
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: ICP/MS
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MERWB
EPIC Test Code: LAB831
Send Out Test Code: 4873W
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83825

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