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HMU24 / HMSU-M
METALS (HEAVY) SCREEN, 24-HOUR URINE

Test Code HMU24 / HMSU-M 
Test METALS (HEAVY) SCREEN, 24-HOUR URINE 
Methodology Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS) 
Description Includes arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.

NOTE: NorDx offers both an essential elements screen and a heavy metals screen. In the case when a metals screen is ordered, we will assume this to be a heavy metals screen request. In case we have misinterpreted your request, the specimen will be retained for 2 weeks following testing during which time you may call and request other testing. 

Specimen See - HMU24 SPECIMEN COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW 
Reference Values ARSENIC
0-35 mcg/specimen

Reference values apply to all ages.
LEAD
0-4 mcg/specimen

Reference values apply to all ages.
CADMIUM
0-15 years: not established
> or =16 years: 0.0-1.3 mcg/specimen
MERCURY
0-15 years: not established
> or =16 years: 0-9 mcg/specimen
Toxic concentration: >50 mcg/specimen
The concentration at which toxicity is expressed is widely variable between patients. 50 mcg/specimen is the lowest concentration at which toxicity is usually apparent. 

Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 82175  Arsenic
82300  Cadmium
83655  Lead
83825  Mercury

Special Instructions