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BENZ / 70245MT
BENZENE, BLOOD

Test Code BENZ / 70245MT 
Test BENZENE, BLOOD 
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 
CPT Code(s) 84600