10 mL (5 mL min.) aliquot of 24 hour Urine collected in an acid washed (metal free) container kit available from TrueMedix. Mix thoroughly. Transfer 10 mL aliquot to vial provided in the kit. Measure 24 hour total volume and record on vial and test request form. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should refrain from eating predatory fish like Sword Fish, Tuna and Shark at least 3 days prior to specimen collection. Use powderless gloves during specimen collection. If Gadolinium or Iodine containing contrast media has been administered, the specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.
Sample Daily by 6 pm; Report Next day
Mercury, a highly toxic metal is present in select industrial environments and in contaminated ocean fish. Urinary measurement is the most reliable way to assess exposure to inorganic mercury.
Patient should avoid eating predatory fish like Sword fish, Tuna and shark atleast 3 days prior to specimen collection. If Gadolinium or Iodine containing contrast media has been administered, specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.