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HMSUO-M
METALS (HEAVY) SCREEN, OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, RANDOM URINE

Test Code HMSUO-M 
Test METALS (HEAVY) SCREEN, OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE, RANDOM URINE 
Methodology Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) 
Description Useful for screening potentially exposed workers for heavy metal toxicity in settings where a 24-hour collection is problematic 
Specimen 10 mL (minimum: 5.0 mL) from a random urine collection as follows:
1. Collect in a clean, plastic urine collection container.
2. Shake the specimen gently, and pour 10 mL into a plastic, 13-mL urine tube or a clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert.
3. See "Metals Analysis - Collection and Transport" for complete instructions.
4. Send specimen refrigerated.

NOTE: Abstain from seafood (especially shellfish) for 2 days prior to urine collection. 

Reference Values ARSENIC
< 50 mcg/g creatinine

MERCURY
< 35 mcg/g creatinine

CADMIUM
< 3.0 mcg/g creatinine

LEAD
< 5 mcg/g creatinine 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 82175  Arsenic
82300  Cadmium
83655  Lead
83825  Mercury

Special Instructions