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.
2 - 6 days
- MERCURY, URINE
- MERCURY, 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.