Mercury, Urine 24-Hour
Monitor exposure to mercury (primarily inorganic mercury). Some organic forms of mercury, including phenylmercury, are metabolized to inorganic mercury; however, methylmercury and ethylmercury are not metabolized to inorganic mercury and the primary route of excretion is in the bile and stool; consequently, these alkylmercury compounds are usually not detected in urine.
Includes: Mercury, urine; creatinine, urine; mercury:creatinine ratio
Patient Instructions: Please contact the lab for instructions for obtaining specimen collection container from the lab. Sampling time is preshift (meaning 16 hours without exposure). Patient to void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning). Maintain specimen at room temperature. Screw the lid on securely. Mix well.
Categories: Environmental Toxin Testing