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Test ID: HMNA    
Heavy Metals, Nails

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

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Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

ARSENIC

0-15 years: not established

> or =16 years: 0.0-0.9 mcg/g of nails

 

LEAD

0.0-3.9 mcg/g of nails

Reference values apply to all ages.

 

MERCURY

0-15 years: not established

> or =16 years: 0.0-0.9 mcg/g of nails

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

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Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

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Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature

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Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test