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Lab Test Dictionary

Heavy Metals Panel (Venous) (7655)


Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Standard TAT

1 Day

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Metal Free Whole Blood

Container Type

Royal Blue (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection. Carefully clean skin prior to venipuncture. Avoid worksite collection. Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube/container (non-acid washed) may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=5 Days; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria


Test Volume Required

4 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Whole Blood

Included Tests

Arsenic, Lead and Mercury.

CPT Codes

82175, 83655, 83825