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Mercury, Whole Blood, NY State
|Methodology:||Quantitative Atomic Absorption/Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry|
Patient Preparation: Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patient should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician), and avoid shellfish and seafood for 48 to 72 hours.
Collect: Royal blue (K2EDTA) - 7 ml Whole blood.
Specimen Preparation: Transport 7 mL whole blood in the original collection tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable Conditions: Heparin anticoagulant. Frozen specimens.
Stability: Mercury is volatile; concentration may reduce after seven or more days of storage.
NOTE: * This test is approved for New York patients ONLY, please refer to test code BLHG for specimen requirements for all other States . *