June 20, 2022
Due to a severe navy metal free collection tube shortage, collect this test in a Lavender EDTA vial/tube.
Evaluate exposure to arsenic
Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting
Submit entire specimen
Navy blue metal free vial/tube with EDTA
Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting.
Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Ambient - 3 days
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Physiologic arsenic concentrations in unexposed individuals are usually less than 10 ng/mL; however, the total arsenic concentration may be markedly increased after dietary consumption of seafood.