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Mercury, Hair
0091272
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MERCUR H
Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Varies
Reported
7-14 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Collect a pencil-thick segment of hair. Bundle, cut at roots, wrap with twist tie at root end. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 500 mg hair, tied at the root ends, to a trace metal free or acid washed plastic container. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room Temperature. Also Acceptable: Refrigerated or Frozen 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Undetermined; Refrigerated: Undetermined; Frozen: Undetermined. 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091271Mercury, Hair5686-1
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Aliases
  • Hg

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)