Benzene

Alphabetical Test listing

Benzene-2658

  
Benzene
  
2658
  
84600.3
  
BZB
  
Benzol
Cyclohexatriene
  

Evaluate exposure to benzene

  
Heparin whole blood
  

Two (2) to three (3) Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel

 

  
20 mL
  
7 mL
  
  • Collection time should be at end of shift or end of exposure
  • Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace
  

Submit entire specimen

  

2 - 3 Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel tubes

  

Refrigerated (preferred)

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Gel tubes are not acceptable
  
MedTox Laboratories (70245): R-MX
  
Tu, We, Fr, Sa
  
7 - 8 days
  

Headspace Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

  

None detected

Exposed (end of workweek): 0.1 mg/L

  

Blood benzene concentrations > 0.9 mg/L have been observed in fatal cases of benzene exposure

  
84600
  
02/13/2004
  
03/10/2021
  
05/04/2020