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Arsenic, Blood

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Test Description
Arsenic, Blood
Test ID
ASB
General Information

Useful for:
Detection of acute or very recent arsenic exposure
Monitoring the effectiveness of therapy

Specimen Type

Plasma

Specimen Requirements

Royal Blue EDTA

Additional Processing Details

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.
2. Send specimen in original collection tube.

Stability

Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
Ambient 28 days
Frozen 28 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Estimated TAT

1-3 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

CPT Code(s)

82175

Minimum Sample Volume

0.3 mL

Reference Range

0-12 ng/mL
Reference values apply to all ages.

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

5583-0