Arsenic, Whole Blood

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2572
  • Soft Test Code:
  • HVAR
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 269
Clinical Significance

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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

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)

Alternate Specimen

 4.0 mL Whole Blood in a Navy Blue Top Tube, Na Heparin

TransportAndStorage

10 days Ambient (transport)
10 days Refrigerated

Collection Instructions

Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid Worksite collection.

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

<23 mcg/L


Test Comments:

 Limitation: Arsenic may only be present in blood for 4-6 hours. This test is most accurate in acute poisoning


Methodology:
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Clinical Significance

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


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

1 to 2 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00917116


CPT Coding

82175