Test Details

Mnemonic

ASHA

Ordering Code

3805360

CPT-4 Code(s)

82175

Specimen Information

Collect

Collect sample of hair 1 cm long and enough strands to be 0.5 cm in diameter when gathered together.
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Specimen Preparation

Send 0.5 g hair room temperature in a screw capped plastic container. Please specify source of hair (axillary, head or pubic).
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Minimum Volume

0.1 g
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Beard trimmings or razor clippings
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Stability

Room Temperature: Preferred
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Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry
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Reference Range

0 - 15 years: Not established
≥16 years: ˂1.0 mcg/g of hair
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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