2 - 6 days
MERCURY, URINE 24 HOUR
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Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Detecting mercury toxicity.
Age 0-15 years: not established; age =16 years: 0 - 9 mcg/specimen; toxic: >50 mcg/specimen.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.