Mercury, Serum/Plasma [26499X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum collected in a no additive trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube or plasma collected in an EDTA trace metal-free (royal blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.6 mL

Promptly centrifuge and separate serum or plasma into an acid-washed, plastic, screw-capped vial using approved guidelines.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 5 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Polymer gel separation tube (SST® or PST)

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs a.m.; Report available: 7 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Exposure Monitoring/Investigation

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.