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Test Compendium

5073: MERCURY, BLOOD

Test Code

  • 5073

Volume

  • 7 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.6 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood

Container

  • Royal Blue Top- EDTA Additive

Storage

  • Ambient

CPT Codes

  • 83825
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 7 mL WHOLE BLOOD

Additional Information

  • Sampling time is end of shift at the end of the work week for industrial exposure monitoring. Metals with timing end of shift at the end of the work week (meaning four or five consecutive days with exposure) are eliminated with half-lives longer than five hours. Such metals accumulate in the body during the work week; therefore, their timing is critical in relation to previous exposures.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 14 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days