MERCURY, 24-HOUR URINE
10 mL (5 mL min.) aliquot of 24 hr urine collected in an acid washed (metal free) container kit available from ADL. Mix thoroughly. Transfer 10 mL aliquot to vial provided in the kit. Measure 24 hour total volume and record on vial and test request form. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Patient should refrain from eating predatory fish like Sword Fish, Tuna and Shark at least 3 days prior to specimen collection. Use powderless gloves during specimen collection.
Sample Daily by 1 pm
Report 3rd Day Evening
Use only specified containers availabe from ADL. If gadolinium or iodine containing contrast media has been administered, the specimen should not be collected for 96 hours.