Heavy Metal Screen, Random Urine

Includes:  Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium

Container Type

Test ID   LAB398
CPT Code(s)   82175, 83655, 83825, 82300, 82570 (82175, if appropriate)
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Referral Testing
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 6 ml urine in random container with no metal cap or glued insert; keep refrigerated.  See important comments 
  Micro: 3 ml urine in random container with no metal cap or glued insert; Keep Refrigerated.
Availability Routine: Reference Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Turnaround Time   3-5 days
Reference Range Normal: See separate report
   *Abnormal Results: Arsenic concentration results ≥10mcg/L will be reflexed to speciation.

Iodine/Gadolinium for MRI's will interfere with testing. Specimen should be collected no earlier than 96 hours after iodine/gadolinium has been administered.

Patient should not eat seafood for a 48-hour period prior to start of collection.

Reviewed by jcarr on November 30, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514