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Test ID HMNA Heavy Metals, Nails

Useful For

"See Individual Unit Codes"

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Heavy Metals, Nails

Specimen Type

Nail

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Hair and Nails Collection Kit (T565)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Prepare and transport specimen per the instructions in the kit or see Collecting Hair and Nails for Metals Testing in Special Instructions.

2. Clippings should be taken from all 10 fingernails or toenails.

Additional Information: If known, indicate source of nails (fingernails or toenails).

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nail Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

ARSENIC

0-15 years: not established

≥16 years: 0.0-0.9 mcg/g of nails

 

LEAD

0.0-3.9 mcg/g of nails

Reference values apply to all ages.

 

MERCURY

0-15 years: not established

≥16 years: 0.0-0.9 mcg/g of nails

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday; 3 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82175-Arsenic

83655-Lead

83825-Mercury

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HMNA Heavy Metals, Nails In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
2535 Arsenic, Nails 8157-0
2509 Mercury, Nails 8204-0
2506 Lead, Nails 8202-4
PBNSC Specimen Source 31208-2
HGNSC Specimen Source 31208-2
ASNSC Specimen Source 31208-2

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
ASNA Arsenic, Nails Yes Yes
PBNA Lead, Nails Yes Yes
HGNA Mercury, Nails Yes Yes