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Heavy Metals Panel 3, Blood
0099470
Ordering Recommendation
Useful in the assessment of recent exposure to arsenic, mercury, and lead. For chronic exposure or the determination of arsenic species, refer to Heavy Metals Panel 4, Urine with Reflex to Arsenic Fractionation (0020572). For occupational exposure, consider Lead, Industrial Exposure Panel, Adults (0025016) and/or Cadmium Exposure Panel - OSHA (0025013).
Mnemonic
HY MET B
Methodology
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Performed
Mon-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Royal blue (K2EDTA or Na2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen specimens.  
Remarks
Trace Elements requisition form may be required (ARUP form #32990).  
Stability
Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after seven or more days of storage. If the specimen is drawn and stored in the appropriate container, the arsenic and lead values do not change with time.  
Reference Interval

Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
0099045Arsenic, Blood0.0-13.0 µg/L
0099305Mercury, Whole Blood0-10 µg/L
0020098Lead, Blood (Venous)0.0-4.9 µg/dL

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.


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.
Note
CPT Code(s)
82175; 83655; 83825
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020098Lead, Blood (Venous)5671-3
0099045Arsenic Blood5583-0
0099305Mercury Blood5685-3
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Aliases
  • Arsenic
  • arsenic blood level
  • AS
  • Hg
  • Lead
  • lead blood level
  • Mercury
  • mercury blood level
  • Pb