CPT Code: 82570, 83825
Order Code: 637
ABN Requirement: No
Includes: Mercury, Creatinine (Random Urine)
Specimen: Urine, Random
Volume: 7.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Container: Acid-Washed or Metal-free plastic container
- Collect urine sample in an acid-washed or metal-free plastic container.
- Label container according to standard protocols.
Collection Instructions: Avoid worksite collection.
Note: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-acid washed/non-metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient’s level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours before collection.
Transport: Store urine at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Requisition Form and Ordering Instructions: Completion of patient demographic information is required for state reporting. These include patient name, address, phone number, date of birth, and gender.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): 14 days
Causes for Rejection: Improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Mercury, Random Urine
|Biological Exposure Index (preshift)||≤35|
Creatinine, Random Urine
|>12 Years Male||20-320|
|>12 Years Female||20-275|
|Priority 1 (mcg/g creat)|
Clinical Significance: 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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