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.


Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry




8-12 days

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Collect a pencil-thick segment of hair. Bundle, cut at roots, wrap with twist tie at root end.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 500 mg hair to an acid-washed urine/hair bottle (ARUP supply #46059) or 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)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Ambient: Undefined; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined

Reference Interval

By Report

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory


Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; not for clinical diagnostic purposes.

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007343 Arsenic, Hair 5584-8
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • Arsine
  • As
Arsenic Analysis, Hair

National Medical Services (NMS)