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Heavy Metals Panel #27, 24-Hour Urine [35386X]
Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury
Patient should refrain from eating seafood for at least 3 days prior to specimen collection
7 mL aliquot of a 24-hour urine collected in an acid-washed urine container
To avoid contamination, do not measure 24-hour volume
24-hour acid-washed urine container
Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 14 days
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Afternoon; Report available: 3 Days
Ingestion of seafood within three days of specimen collection can affect results.
|Arsenic, 24-Hour Urine||≤80 mcg/L|
|Lead, 24-Hour Urine||<80 mcg/L|
|Mercury, 24-Hour Urine||≤20 mcg/L|
|Cadmium, 24-Hour Urine||≤5.0 mcg/L|
Excessive exposure to heavy metals can cause acute chronic toxicity. Heavy metals panel is intended to evaluate and monitor exposure to heavy metals and evaluate the process of detoxification. Excessive cadmium exposure can damage lungs, kidneys, and the digestive tract.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(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.)
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