Mercury - urine
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24 hour urine collection with special preservatives.
Atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
| Reference Interval|
<0.20 µmol/24 hours.
Suspected mercury poisoning.
There is no convincing evidence that measurement of urine mercury is useful in the diagnosis of toxicity due to amalgam fillings.
Excretion of >0.5 µmol/24 hours indicates a high probability of mercury poisoning, sufficient to cause symptoms.
Risher JF et al.