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Test Code HGNA Mercury, Nails

Reporting Name

Mercury, Nails

Useful For

Detecting mercury exposure

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Nail


Specimen Required


Supplies: Hair and Nails Collection Kit (T565)

Specimen Volume: 0.2 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Prepare and transport specimen per the instructions in the kit or see Collecting Hair and Nails for Metals Testing in Special Instructions.

2. Clippings should be taken from all 10 fingernails or toenails.

Additional Information: If known, indicate source of nails (fingernails or toenails).


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Note:
Physician office must collect, prepare, and transport the specimen to Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.05 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nail Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

0-15 years: not established

≥16 years: 0.0-0.9 mcg/g of nails

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday; 3 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83825

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HGNA Mercury, Nails 8204-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
2509 Mercury, Nails 8204-0
HGNSC Specimen Source 31208-2

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Additional Information:
For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
BJH Chemistry will forward to the performing laboratory.