Test Overview
Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry

Test Usage

Detecting exposure to cadmium, a toxic heavy metal.

Reference Range *

Age 0-17 years: not established; > or = 18 years: <0.6 mcg/24 hour

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Collection of urine specimens through a catheter frequently results in elevated values.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MCDU
MiChart Code
Cadmium, Urine
Synonyms
  • Cd
  • CADMIUM, URINE
  • CDU24
  • CDU24-CONC
  • CADMIUM, URINE 24 HOUR
  • CONCENTRATION
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo CDU (8678)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 24 hour urine in a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and no preservative. Aliquot urine into a clean, plastic container with no metal cap or glued insert and refrigerate within 4 hours of completion of collection. Record 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on the request form. Collection must take place prior to or 48 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Contraindications
High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
Normal Volume
10 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection
Minimum Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
82300
Fee Code
33216
LOINC
5612-7
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