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Mercury, Blood

Test ID: MERC WB

Test

Method

HR-SF-ICP-MS

Platform

High Resolution Sector Field Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry

Report Includes

Mercury (µg/L); Mercury (nmol/L)

Specimens

Whole Blood (K2-EDTA)

Test Location

London Health Sciences Centre, 339 Windermere Road, London ON N6A 5A5

Test Version

3-Jan-2022

Specimen

Specimens

Whole Blood (K2-EDTA)

Collection Containers

Preferred

BD 6 ml K2-EDTA Royal Blue Vacutainer (Reference # 368381)

Sample Volume

6.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Collection & Handling

Collection Instructions

Collect in contaminant-free tube.

Handling Information

Store and send cold.

Stability

Ambient 20 days
Refrigerated 15 months
Frozen 15 months

Test Version

3-Jan-2022

Performance / Interpretation

Method

HR-SF-ICP-MS

Platform

High Resolution Sector Field Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry

Turnaround Time

10 days

Results

Name Units Reference Range Conversion Factor
Mercury µg/L
  • 0 - 16y: 0.00 - 1.72
  • ≥17y: 0.00 - 3.70
  • Alert Value, all ages: >10
  • Action Value, all ages: >40
Mercury nmol/L
  • 0 - 16 y: 0.0 - 8.6
  • ≥17 y: 0.0 - 18.4
  • Alert Value, all ages: >50
  • Action Value, all ages: >200

Test Location

London Health Sciences Centre, 339 Windermere Road, London ON N6A 5A5

Test Version

3-Jan-2022

Interface / Setup

HL7 Interface Codes

Order Code Result Codes Units
MERC WB 35522Mercury,B,µg/L ug/L
35524Mercury,B,nmol/L nmol/L
34500Trace Elements Reference Ranges

Test Version

3-Jan-2022