Mercury, a highly toxic metal, is present in select industrial environments and in contaminated ocean fish. Urinary measurements are appropriate for assessing ongoing exposure to inorganic mercury.
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- Fasting Required: NO
- Preferred Specimen: Urine
- Includes: Creatinine
- Reference Range(s):
Mercury Random Urine Non-exposed Adult ≤4 mcg/g creat Biological Exposure Index (pre-shift) ≤35 mcg/g creat Creatinine, Random Urine ≤6 Months 2-32 mg/dL 7-11 Months 2-36 mg/dL 1-2 Years 2-128 mg/dL 3-8 Years 2-149 mg/dL 9-12 Years 2-183 mg/dL >12 Years Male 20-370 mg/dL Female 20-320 mg/dL
- Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to collection
- Turnaround Time: 3 Days
- Test Code: 637