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Test Code HG Mercury, Blood

Reporting Name

Mercury, B

Useful For

Detecting mercury toxicity

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole blood


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Royal blue-top (EDTA) Vacutainer plastic trace element blood collection tube (T183)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information:

1. High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

2. If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross OK

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

Green-top (heparin) tube

Reference Values

Normal: 0-9 ng/mL

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m.

CPT Code Information

83825

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HG Mercury, B In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8618 Mercury, B 5685-3

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.