Specimen Requirements

Title

ARSENIC, BLOOD

Specimen Requirement

Patient should avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

Draw blood in a dark blue EDTA tube. Send 4.0mL (2.0mL minimum) refrigerated in original tube.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature/Refrigerated 10 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-6 days Performed Tues, Thurs, Sat

Clinical Use

Monitor recent or acute exposure to arsenic

Test Code

ARS