The ACGIH Biological Exposure Index for the sum of inorganic and methylated species of arsenic is 35 µg/L. Inorganic species of arsenic are most toxic. Methylated species arise primarily from metabolism of inorganic species but may also come from dietary sources and are of moderate toxic potential. The organic species of arsenic are considered nontoxic and arise primarily from food. The sum of the inorganic, methylated, and organic species of arsenic may be lower than the total arsenic concentration due to the presence of unidentified organic species of arsenic.
Compliance Statement B
: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.