Mercury (Hg) - Urine
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.
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
mercury.pdf (Click to Download)
rep-urine-toxic-metals.pdf (Click to Download)
Early morning mid-stream / 6 hour urine sample
Postal Samples Acceptable:
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