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Arsenic Analysis, Nails
2007344
Ordering Recommendation

May be useful in the evaluation of past exposure to arsenic in situations where concern over exposure is high, but urine results are negative. For acute or chronic exposure, Arsenic, Urine with Reflex to Fractionated (0025000) is preferred.

Mnemonic
ARS NAILS
Methodology
Quantitative 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.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Nails.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 500 mg nails to an ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tube (ARUP supply #43116) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 500 mg)  
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


Note
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; Not for clinical diagnostic purposes.
CPT Code(s)
82175
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007345Arsenic, Nails8157-0
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Aliases
  • Arsine
  • As

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)