Mercury, Urine

Last Modified: 9/4/2018 12:27:13 PM


Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.
Specimen Requirements: 7.0 mL aliquot from Urine collected in an Sterile Gray placed into a metal-free leak-proof container
Collection Instructions: Collect urine in an acid-washed plastic container.


Avoid worksite collection
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Ambient
5 days Refrigerated
14 days Frozen

Transport Refrigerated.

 

Reference Range: Mercury, Random Urine: < 5 mcg/g creat
Creatinine, Random Urine: 
< 7 months:   2 - 32    mg/dL
< 12 months: 2 - 36      mg/dL  
< 3 years:       2 - 128    mg/dL   
< 9 years:       2 - 149    mg/dL
< 13 years:     2 - 183       mg/dL

Male >= 13 years:     20 - 370       mg/dL
Female >= 13 years:     20 - 320    mg/dL
Methodology: ICP/MS
Clinical Significance: Mercury, a highly toxic metal, is present in select industrial environments and in contaminated ocean fish. Urinary measurements are appropriate for assessing ongoing exposure to inorganic mercury
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 3 to 4 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 4873UR
Alternate Test Names: Mercury, Random Urine
Included Tests: Creatine Urine; Mercury Urine
CPT Coding: 82570, 83825

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