Heavy Metals Profile, Urine

Test ID: 

703746

CPT code:

82175, 82570, 83655, 83825

Clinical Use:

Monitor exposure to arsenic, lead, and mercury

Specimen Type:

Urine (random or 24-hour)

Requested Volume: 

15 mL

Minimum Volume: 

5.3 mL

Container Type: 

Plastic urine container, no preservative

Patient Preparation: 

Patient should avoid seafood and red wine 72 hours prior to collection.

Collection:

Sampling time is not critical for industrial monitoring.
Optional protocol: Instruct the patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Avoid contact with metal during collection. Screw the lid on securely. 
Request form must state 24-hour specimen volume, if applicable.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

 

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