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Test Catalog

Test ID: HGNA    
Mercury, Nails

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Nail

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

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).

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.05 g

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
NailAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated