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Mercury, Whole Blood

Order Name MERCURY
Test Number: 3806250
Revision Date 04/20/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Mercury, Whole Blood
Inductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry 5685-3 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 7mL (1mL) Whole Blood Royal Blue - EDTA (Trace Element Free) Ambient / Refrigerated
Instructions Due to nationwide shortages of some phlebotomy tubes specified for trace element testing, ARUP Laboratories is currently accepting lavender (EDTA) tubes as alternative collection tubes. Please submit the original blood collection tube. Whole blood in a pour off tube is NOT acceptable.

Transport temperature: Refrigerated or Ambient; frozen unacceptable.
Stability: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Unacceptable specimens: Specimens collected in tubes other than Royal Blue (EDTA). Specimens transported in containers other
than Royal Blue (EDTA) tube or Trace Element-Free Transport Tube. Clotted specimens.
Do not spin. ARUP perfers original Royal Blue - EDTA be sent, but will accept trace metal free aliquot tubes.

Patient should refrain from eating seafood and taking herbal supplements at least 3 days prior to sample collection.
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 1-3 Days  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
ARUP Test Code: 0099305
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 83825
Lab Section Reference Lab