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Test Name

Heavy Metals Panel, Blood

CPT Code(s)

82175, 83655, 83825

Includes

Arsenic, Lead, Mercury

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Limitations

Ingestion of seafood within three days of specimen collection can affect results.

Reference Range(s)

Arsenic, Blood <23 mcg/L
Whole Blood Arsenic level >100 mcg/L is indicative of acute/chronic exposure. Urine is usually the best specimen for the analysis of arsenic in body fluids. Blood levels tend to be low even when urine concentrations are high.

Lead, Blood  
0-6 Years <5 mcg/dL
>6 Years <10 mcg/dL
Blood lead levels in the range of 5-9 mcg/dL have been associated with adverse health effects in children aged 6 years and younger. Patient management varies by age and CDC Blood Lead Level range. Refer to the CDC website regarding Lead Publications/Case Management for recommended interventions.

Mercury, Blood ≤10 mcg/L

Clinical Significance

Useful in the diagnosis of toxicity due to Arsenic, Lead or Mercury.

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