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Test Code 9251 Mercury, Random, Urine

Additional Codes

Mayo Test ID
HGRU

Reporting Name

Mercury, Random, U

Useful For

Detecting mercury toxicity

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 5-mL tube (T465) or a clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. See Trace Metals Analysis Specimen Collection and Transport in Special Instructions for complete instructions.

Additional Information: High concentrations of gadolinium and iodine are known to interfere with most metals tests. If either gadolinium- or iodine-containing contrast media has been administered, a specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.


Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

0-15 years: not established

≥16 years: 0-9 mcg/L

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 7 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83825

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HGRU Mercury, Random, U 5689-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
60248 Mercury, Random, U 5689-5

Method Name

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Additional Information:
For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
BJH Chemistry will forward to the performing laboratory. Do not reject specimen if not received on ice.