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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: MISC
Clinical Information:
Hair:  Collect closest to the scalp from 6 to 8 locations near the nape of the neck.  If unable to weigh the hair, try to submit 1 to 2 heaping teaspoons (10-20 mL).  Submit in a plastic bag.  Bleaches, dyes and rinses may interfere.
Nails:  Remove nail polishes, colours and glazes prior to collection.  If unable to weigh the clippings, try to submit all clippings from both hands.  Submit in a plastic bag.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Hair: 0.2 g

Nails - 0.05 g 
Submit hair or nail specimens in a plastic bag.
Reference Values:
Within 2 Weeks
See Also:
More Information:
Specimen referred to In-Common Laboratories for analysis.