MERCURY, URINE, 24-HOUR

Code
000.0000
Name
MERCURY, URINE, 24-HOUR
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Hg, Urine 24hr
CPT Codes
83825
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
23261
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Urine, 24 Hour

Volume

20.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
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.

Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Clinical Significance

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.

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