Heavy metal exposure/toxicity

Last updated: Saturday, 04, December, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Blood and/or urine measurements of relevant heavy metal as appropriate.

See also Forensic toxicology.

Arsenic

Arsenic - urine.

Cadmium

Heavy metals (cadmium) - urine.

Copper

Copper - plasma and urine.

Iron

Iron/iron binding capacity, for assessment of acute toxicity.

See also iron toxisty - acute

See Haemochromatosis and Haemosiderosis for chronic iron overload.

Lead

See Lead poisoning.

Manganese

Manganese - blood.

Mercury

Mercury - urine.

Thallium

Heavy metals (thallium) - urine.