Mercury Poisoning, Urine Test
Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 637
This mercury poisoning urine test measures the amount of mercury in the urine in order to diagnose suspected mercury toxicity.
Mercury is a heavy metal element that occurs naturally in the environment in rocks, soil and coal. It is typical to have small trace amount in the blood, but the element serves no biological purpose in the body. People who work with ceramics, glass, seafood, pesticides and mirror coating are susceptible to getting increased levels of mercury in the urine. This test is rarely used and is reserved to measures the amount of mercury in the urine in order to diagnose suspected mercury toxicity.
This mercury poisoning urine test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Cough, difficulty breathing, chest tightness
• Difficulty urinating and decreased urine output
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal cramping
• Increased heart rate
• Fever or chills
Also Known As: Hg Urine
Customers receiving the Mercury Poisoning, Urine test for industrial exposure should have specimen collection done preshift, meaning 16 hours without exposure. Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to collection.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for this test is typically 1-3 business days.