|Test Code||BENZ / 70245MT|
|Methodology||Headspace Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)|
|Specimen||Draw blood into 2 green top sodium heparin tubes. Allow tubes to fill completely to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace. Send both tubes unopened and refrigerated.
NOTE: Draw end of shift or end of exposure
|Reference Values||Report Limit 0.02 mg/l
Normal (unexposed population): none detected Exposed (end of shift): Blood benzene concentrations of greater than 0.1 mg/l correlate with exposure to greater than 10 ppm benzene in air.
Toxic: Blood benzene concentrations greater than 0.9 mg/l have been observed in fatal cases of benzene exposure.
|Analytic Time||7 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|