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Heavy Metal Panel 4, Blood

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.