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Test Code HGUCR Mercury/Creatinine Ratio, Random, Urine


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: 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.

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine container with no metal cap or glued insert

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube or clean, plastic aliquot container with no metal cap or glued insert

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect urine a random urine specimen.

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


Secondary ID

608907

Useful For

Detecting mercury toxicity, a toxic heavy metal, using random urine specimens

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HGCU Mercury/Creatinine Ratio, U No Yes
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U No Yes

Method Name

HGCU: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

CRETR: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

Reporting Name

Mercury/Creat Ratio, Random,U

Specimen Type

Urine

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Reference Values

0-17 years: not established

≥18 years: <2 mcg/g creatinine

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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

82570

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HGUCR Mercury/Creat Ratio, Random,U In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
608903 Mercury/Creatinine Ratio, U 13465-0
CRETR Creatinine, Random, U 2161-8