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 (ICP-MS)
New York DOH Approval Status
Collect a pencil-thick segment of hair. Bundle, cut at roots, wrap with twist tie at root end.
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.
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated or frozen.
Ambient: Undefined; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; not for clinical diagnostic purposes.
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National Medical Services (NMS)