Mercury (Hg) - Urine


Indications:

Toxic, sensitising; neurotoxic. Adverse effects on fertility or foetal development. Poorly handled by the renal tubule, mainly excreted by the biliary route. Blood is the preferred specimen for monitoring mercury exposure, but urine mercury increases on chelation challenge.

Patient Instructions:

Patients are advised to avoid fish and seafish consumption for 5-7 days before providing a urine sample for this test as these foods have been shown to temporarily increase urine toxic metal levels.

Included in Profiles:

Urine toxic metals screen

Datasheet:

mercury.pdf (Click to Download)

Sample Report:

rep-urine-toxic-metals.pdf (Click to Download)

Sample Requirements:

Early morning mid-stream / 6 hour urine sample

Postal Samples Acceptable:

Yes

For further details please contact the laboratory at: lab@xxxxbiolab.co.uk