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Lab Test Dictionary

Arsenic, Serum/Plasma (0460SP)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)


Arsine; Metals

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

NMS Labs

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

5 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube is also acceptable. Serum or plasma separator tubes are not acceptable. Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Serum or plasma separator tubes (SST/PST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.4 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Promptly separate serum or plasma into an acid washed plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. Complete a NMS Labs requisition and submit with serum or plasma refrigerated Monday-Friday, ok for Saturday delivery.

CPT Codes