Heavy Metals Panel, Urine
CPT Code: 82175, 82570, 83655, 83825
Order Code: 7507
ABN Requirement: No
Includes: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Creatinine (Random Urine)
Specimen: Urine, Random
Volume: 7.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Container: Acid-Washed or Metal-free plastic container
- Collect urine sample in an acid-washed or metal-free plastic container.
- Label container according to standard protocols.
Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection.
Note: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-acid washed/non-metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient’s level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to collection.
Transport: Store urine at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): 14 days
Causes for Rejection: Improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Reference Range: See individual tests
Clinical Significance: Excessive exposure to heavy metals can cause acute and chronic toxicity. Heavy Metals Panel is intended to evaluate and monitor exposure to heavy metals and evaluate the process of detoxification.
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