MERCURY BLOOD

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: MERB
UPHSM LIS Test #: 722
Schedule: Monday - Saturday
Testing Time: 1 day
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: Full tube
Temperature: Refrigerate
Tube Type: 1 Dark Blue tube
Collection Info:
1. Collect in Dark blue top trace element blood collection tube containing EDTA as an anticoagulant.
2. Send specimen in original collection tube.
Additional Information:
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.

Methods

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

CPT Codes

83825

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

Normal: 0-9 ng/mL
Reference values applies to all ages.