Mercury, RBCs Test (2670R)

Mercury, RBCs Test (2670R)

Analysis Code 2670R 
Test Name Mercury, RBCs 
Test Includes Mercury 
Purpose Exposure Monitoring/Investigation; Not for clinical diagnostic purposes; Currently this test is not New York State approved.  
Category Metal/Element 
Method(s) Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass
Spectrometry(ICP/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL RBCs 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA) 
Special Handling Centrifuge and separate Plasma within two hours of collection. Leave RBCs in the original collection container and replace stopper.
Submit in container with a non-Heparin based anticoagulant. Tubes containing Heparin based anticoagulants are not acceptable. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Undetermined
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Not Stable 
*Rejection Criteria Received Frozen. Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin). Tan top tube - glass (Sodium Heparin). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; Sodium Heparin). Green top tube (Sodium Heparin). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [ICP/MS] Tuesday Thursday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 83825 
**Minimum Volume 0.3 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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