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Arsenic, Blood

Mnemonic:    [ARSENIC]
Name:    Arsenic, Blood
Specimen:    7 mL whole blood collected in a royal blue (K2EDTA) or (Na2EDTA) Heparin anticoagulant is unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099045
Reference Range:    0.0- 62.0 ug/L
 Acute poisoning: 600-9300 ug/L
 Chronic poisoning: 100-500 ug/L
  Method:    Inductively Coupled Plasma/ Mass Spectrometry
Note:    Blood Arsenic levels in healthy subjects vary considerably with exposure to arsenic in the diet and environment.
Processing Info:    Do not spin or pour off. Submit whole blood sample in original primary trace metal collection tube.