ARSENIC, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Patient should avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection. Avoid worksite collection.
Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Send 4.0 mL whole blood (2.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in original tube.

Rejection Criteria
Clotted samples

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 10 days; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
<23 mcg/L
Whole blood Arsenic level >100 mcg/L is indicative of acute/chronic exposure

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeARSW
CPT-4 Code (s)
82175
LOINC Codes
5583-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory