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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Urine Mercury

Urine Mercury

Plain Universal or 24 Hour Urine Container

TestUrine Mercury
Common AbbreviationsUMER
Tube typePlain Universal or 24 Hour Urine Container
Clinical IndicationTo confirm suspected acute or chronic poisoning. Urine mercury is the test of choice in suspected inorganic mercury poisoning.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample typeRandom or 24 Hour Urine
Minimum Volume5mL
Special Precautions24 hour urine must be collected into an acid washed container
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time5 - 10 days
LaboratorySAS Trace Element Lab Surrey Research Park 15 Frederick Sanger Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7YD 01483 689978
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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