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Test ID ASB Arsenic, Blood

Useful For

Detection of acute or very recent arsenic exposure

 

Monitoring the effectiveness of therapy

 

This test is not useful for evaluation of chronic arsenic exposure.

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Reporting Name

Arsenic, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood


Ordering Guidance


The preferred method of screening for arsenic exposure is measurement of urinary arsenic concentration. Order either ASFR / Arsenic Fractionation, 24 hour, Urine or ASFRU / Arsenic Fractionation, Random, Urine.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.

Supplies: Metal Free B-D Tube (EDTA), 6 mL (T183)

Container/Tube: Royal blue-top (EDTA) plastic trace element blood collection tube

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions:

1. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

2. Send specimen in original collection tube.

Additional Information: If ordering the trace element blood collection tube from BD, order catalog #368381.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Refrigerated (preferred) 28 days
  Ambient  28 days
  Frozen  28 days

Reference Values

<13 ng/mL 

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82175

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ASB Arsenic, B 5583-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
32190 Arsenic, B 5583-0

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes