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Heavy Metals Profile I Blood Test

Arsenic, Lead & Mercury

Test Code: 042580
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Heavy Metals Profile I Blood Test

This test measures blood levels of several heavy metals including Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury.  Heavy metals exposure can occur due to contact with materials used in certain industrial settings or household products.  The body is able to process small amounts of heavy metals but high levels of exposure can result in materials building up in body tissues and causing a number of health complications. 

Arsenic can be found in materials such as pesticides, rodenticides, weed killers, paint, and wood preservatives.  Arsenic may also be found in food or groundwater in low levels.  However, some areas have higher than normal levels of arsenic in the ground which can increase the risk of exposure. Blood testing is most effective for recent or acute exposure to Arsenic. 

Lead can be found in a number of industrial products such as paint, ceramics, plastics, insecticides, and batteries.  Lead exposure is also a common concern for customers or employees of firing ranges due to the higher concentration of lead dust in these areas.

Mercury exposure can occur in industrial settings such as those which involve the burning of coal or from the consumption of certain products such as fish and shellfish.  Mercury blood testing can be used to detect exposure to both inorganic and organic mercury but is more effective at detecting organic mercury such as that found in seafood.

Heavy metals testing is recommended for anyone who believes they have had exposure in the workplace or through other means especially if they are exhibiting symptoms of heavy metals poisoning.  Family members of those exposed in the workplace should also be tested as toxic particulates can be brought into the home on clothing.

This test measures blood levels of heavy metals.  For customers who require urine testing, the Heavy Metals Profile I, Urine is also available.

The Heavy Metals II Profile (Blood) which also tests for Cadmium is available for customers who need a more comprehensive screening.  Additional test selections are available in our Heavy Metals Testing Category.

The typical turnaround time for this package is 4-6 business days.

Where can I find a Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood Test near me?

Check our lab finder to locate a collection site in your area.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Customers should avoid seafood and red wine for 72 hours prior to specimen collection.

Arsenic blood testing is typically only effective in checking for recent or acute exposure due to it's short half life.

Specimens for Lead blood testing due to industrial exposure monitoring can be collected any time after a couple weeks of exposure.

Specimens for Mercury blood testing due to industrial exposure monitoring should be collected at the end of shift at the end of the work week.

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Heavy Metals Profile I Blood Test

Arsenic, Lead & Mercury

Test Code: 7655
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Heavy Metals Profile I Blood Test

This test measures blood levels of several heavy metals including Arsenic, Lead, and Mercury.  Heavy metals exposure can occur due to contact with materials used in certain industrial settings or household products.  The body is able to process small amounts of heavy metals but high levels of exposure can result in materials building up in body tissues and causing a number of health complications. 

Arsenic can be found in materials such as pesticides, rodenticides, weed killers, paint, and wood preservatives.  Arsenic may also be found in food or groundwater in low levels.  However, some areas have higher than normal levels of arsenic in the ground which can increase the risk of exposure. Blood testing is most effective for recent or acute exposure to Arsenic. 

Lead can be found in a number of industrial products such as paint, ceramics, plastics, insecticides, and batteries.  Lead exposure is also a common concern for customers or employees of firing ranges due to the higher concentration of lead dust in these areas.

Mercury exposure can occur in industrial settings such as those which involve the burning of coal or from the consumption of certain products such as fish and shellfish.  Mercury blood testing can be used to detect exposure to both inorganic and organic mercury but is more effective at detecting organic mercury such as that found in seafood.

Heavy metals testing is recommended for anyone who believes they have had exposure in the workplace or through other means especially if they are exhibiting symptoms of heavy metals poisoning.  Family members of those exposed in the workplace should also be tested as toxic particulates can be brought into the home on clothing.

This test measures blood levels of heavy metals.  For customers who require urine testing, the Heavy Metals Profile I, Urine is also available.

The Heavy Metals II Profile (Blood) which also tests for Cadmium is available for customers who need a more comprehensive screening.  Additional test selections are available in our Heavy Metals Testing Category.

Turnaround time for this test is typically 4-6 business days.

Where can I find a Heavy Metals Profile I, Blood Test near me?

Check our lab finder to locate a collection site in your area.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Ingestion of seafood within three days of specimen collection can affect results.

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