Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

MiChart Code
Mercury, Urine
Soft Order Code
MHGU

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Hg
MERCURY, URINE
HGU24
HGU24-CONC
MERCURY, URINE 24 HOUR
CONCENTRATION

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Test Usage

Detecting mercury toxicity.

Reference Range

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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect urine in a clean, plastic urine container with no metal cap or glued insert. No preservative. NOTE 24-HOUR VOLUME AND COLLECTION DATES/TIMES ON THE REQUEST FORM. Collection must take place prior to or 48 hours after administering gadolinium-containing contrast media.

Collection Offsite

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.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
10 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection.
Minimum Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection.

Billing Information

CPT Code
83825
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
6693-6

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.