HEAVY METALS PANEL, URINE, RANDOM

Test Documentation
Components
Includes Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury

Specimen Required
Collect random urine in acid washed or metal free container. Send 7.0 mL urine (3.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in an acid washed or metal free plastic screw-capped container. Avoid worksite collection. Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to collection. Call for collection container. A completed heavy metal form must accompany sample.

Rejection Criteria
Urine acidified with HCl

Methodology
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Arsenic: < 51.0 mcg/g Cr
Lead: < 10 mcg/g Cr
Mercury: < 5.0 mcg/g Cr

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeUHVMR
CPT-4 Code (s)
82175, 83655, 83825, 82570
LOINC Codes
Creatinine   2161-8  
Arsenic/Creatinine ration   13463-5  
Mercury/creatinine ratio   13465-0  
Arsenic/creatinine ratio   13466-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory