Mercury, 24-hour Urine

Last Modified: 5/17/2019 3:43:10 PM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hr prior to sample collection
Specimen Requirements: 5.0 mL aliquot from a well mixed 24-hour Urine Collection in a Plastic Container
Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection. Collect urine in an acid-
washed plastic container. 

1. When starting the 24-hour period, urinate and discard (throw-away) this specimen. NOTE THE TIME
2. From that time on, collect all urine by urinating into a clean container and transfer into the provided container. 
DO NOT URINATE DIRECTLY INTO CONTAINER.
3. Try to pass the last urine just prior to the end of the 24 hour period. Add this urine into the container. 
4. Urine Specimen should be kept refrigerated during and after collection. 

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Spanish patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Burmese patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For Arabic patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D

Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
2 months Frozen
Reference Range:

<  or = 20 mcg/L

Critical Ranges:

<  or = 150 mcg/L

Test Comments:  
Methodology: ICP-MS
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 5 to 8 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: UMC1
EPIC Test Code: LAB408
Send Out Test Code: 4873U
Alternate Test Names: Hg, 24-hr Urine
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83825

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