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Mercury, Whole Blood

Mnemonic:    [Mercury]
Name:    Mercury, Whole Blood
Specimen:    7 mL whole blood collected in a royal blue (K2EDTA) or (Na2EDTA) Patient Prep: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.

Heparinized samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099305
  Method:    Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
Processing Info:    Do not spin or pour off. Submit whole blood in original primary trace metal collection tube.