MERCURY, URINE, 24-HOUR
- MERCURY, URINE, 24-HOUR
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- Hg, Urine 24hr
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
Urine, 24 Hour
- Transport Info
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
Avoid ingestion of seafood for 48 hours before specimen collected
- Reference Range
Expected value: less than 20 µg/L
Possible toxic concentration: greater than 50 µg/L
The concentration at which toxicity is expressed is widely variable between patients.
50 ug/L is the lowest concentration at which toxicity is expressed is widely variable between patients. 50 ug/L is the lowest concentration at which toxicity is usually apparent.
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Evaluate excretion of mercury and possible toxicity.
The level of trace elements in human body fluids is of great importance for the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s condition. It is also crucial to monitor individuals who may be exposed to high levels of toxins, such as lead and arsenic.