ARSENIC, HAIR

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Collect sample of hair 1 cm long and enough strands to be 0.5 cm in diameter when gathered together. Send 0.5 g hair (0.1 g minimum) room temperature in a sterile, IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container. Please specify source of hair (axillary, head, or pubic).

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: Preferred

Reference Range
0-15 years:   Not established  
>=16 years:   0.0-0.9 mcg/g of hair  

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-8 days
Test CodeASHA
CPT-4 Code (s)
82175
LOINC Codes
5584-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory