Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
Detecting exposure to cadmium, a toxic heavy metal.
Age 0-17 years: not established; > or = 18 years: <0.6 mcg/24 hour
Collection of urine specimens through a catheter frequently results in elevated values.
2 - 4 days
- CADMIUM, URINE
- CADMIUM, URINE 24 HOUR
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.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.