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Test ID FSTYR Styrene, Occupational Exposure, Blood

Method Name

Headspace Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

Reporting Name

Styrene, Blood

Specimen Type

WB Sodium Heparin

Specimen Required

Collect 2 tubes green-top (sodium heparin) whole blood. Send 20 mL sodium heparin whole blood refrigerated. Collect specimen at end of shift or prior to next shift. Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace.

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
WB Sodium Heparin Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  180 days

Reference Values

Normal (Unexposed population):

            None detected



Biological Exposure Index (BEI):

            0.55 mg/L (end of shift)


            0.02 mg/L (prior to next shift)



            Not established

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FSTYR Styrene, Blood 8243-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z1179 Styrene 8243-8

Report Available

7 to 11 days

NY State Approved