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Arsenic, blood

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Trace metal free tube containing K2EDTA
(To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

1-5 mL. Do not centrifuge as whole blood is required.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Average 7 days (3 - 11 days)

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Biochemistry

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs - 1700 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Instructions Before Collection: 1. Patient is advised to refrain from oral ingestion of seafood for 3 days before sample collection. 2. Patient should avoid taking either gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media for at least 4 days as they can interfere with trace metal tests.

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Keywords

Arsenic, blood BC9999
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