Benzene

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • Soft Test Code:
  • MSOT
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 3353
Alternate Names
  • Benzene, Blood
Clinical Significance

Indicates exposure to benzene


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

2.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Alternate Specimen

Whole Blood Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate)

TransportAndStorage

14 days Refrigerated (transport)
21 days Frozen

Collection Instructions

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Results


Methodology:
  • Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)

Clinical Significance

Indicates exposure to benzene


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to NMS Laboratories
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Miscellaneous
Turn Around Time

5 to 6 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00913333


CPT Coding

84600