|Mnemonic: ||[HYMET 4B]|
|Name: ||Heavy Metal Panel 4, 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. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.
Samples collected in heparin are unacceptable.
|Minimum Spec: ||1.5 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0020584|
| Method: ||Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry|
|Note: ||Tests includes assays for: Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead.|
|Processing Info: ||Do not spin or pour off. Submit whole blood in original primary trace metal collection tube.|