Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Diagnosis of nickel poisoning.
0-17 yrs: not established; >or=18 yrs: <3.6 mcg/24h
Nickel exists in the environment at 1,000 times the concentration found in biological specimens. Specimen collection procedures require rigorous attention to ultraclean specimen collection procedures, tubes, sample handling and analysis. Hypernickelemia in the absence of exposure to Ni(CO)4 - nickel carbonyl - may be an incidental finding or due to contamination.
2 - 9 days
- NICKEL, URINE
- Ni (Nickel), Urine
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.