Test directory: Mercury

Ordering Code686
Test NameMercury
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerTrace Element EDTA (Royal Blue)
Other Specimen/ContainerTrace Element Sodium Heparin (Royal Blue)
Optimum Volume4 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient should avoid eating seafood for 48 hours prior to sample collection. Avoid worksite collection.
Handling InstructionsDo not centrifuge
Keep as whole blood.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Refrigerated: 1 Week
Rejection CriteriaClotted, Frozen
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 10 Days
MethodologyInductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
MercuryALLSee report.