Toxic, sensitizing; blood is the preferred spcimen to diagnose cadmium toxicity. Carcinogen, can cause osteoporosis. Poorly handled by the kidney, may cause renal tubular damage.
Patients are advised to avoid fish and seafish consumption for 5-7 days before providing a urine sample forthis test as these foods have been shown to temporarily increase urine toxic metal levels.
Included in Profiles:
Urine toxic metals screen
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rep-urine-toxic-metals.pdf (Click to Download)
Early Morning mid-stream urine (or aliquot of 24hr sample)
Postal Samples Acceptable:
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