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MERCB / HG-M
MERCURY, BLOOD

Test Code MERCB / HG-M 
Test MERCURY, BLOOD 
Methodology Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) 
Description Useful for detecting mercury toxicity 
Specimen Draw blood in a royal blue-top (EDTA) Monoject® trace element blood collection tube and send 2.0 mL (pediatric: 0.5 mL) of EDTA whole blood (GREEN-TOP [HEPARIN] TUBE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE). Send specimen refrigerated in the original VACUTAINER® tube. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed, and transported according to instructions on "Metals Analysis - Collection and Transport." 
Reference Values Normal: < 10 ng/mL
Toxic concentration: > 50 ng/mL 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 83825  

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