Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

MiChart Code
Arsenic Level, Blood
Soft Order Code
AS-B

Test Updated:

Synonyms

As, Blood
AS-B
ARSENIC, BLOOD

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Test Usage

Detection of acute arsenic exposure.

Reference Range

<13 ng/mL

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Gently mix well to prevent clotting. Collection must take place prior to or 48 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Collection Offsite

Royal blue (trace element) and/or Metal-Free aliquot tubes are available from MLabs (800-862-7284). Collect blood in a royal blue top (trace element) tube with EDTA (K2). Immediately mix blood sample by inverting gently 8 times. Refrigerate and send intact whole blood specimen. Do not collect specimens for trace metal testing from patients who have received gadolinium-, iodine-, or barium-containing contrast material within the past 96 hours. These metal-based contrast agents are known to interfere with laboratory techniques commonly used for trace metals analysis.

Trace Element Tube – K2 EDTA
Normal Volume
1.0 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
82175
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
5583-0

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.