Test Overview
Test Methodology

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Reference Range *

Negative; <0.5 ng/mL per congener

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Analytic Time

5 days

Soft Order Code
  • PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
  • Pentachlorobiphenyl Screening
Reference Laboratory
Mayo Wild 80 (ZW80) (MedTox 935)
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top tube. Centrifuge within 2 hours, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Normal Volume
5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.0 mL serum
Storage Temperature
Ambient temperature is acceptable for shipping and/or short-term storage (up to 3 days); specimen may also be refrigerated or frozen.
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by MedTox Laboratories. Reflex testing will be performed at an additional charge if indicated. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

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