Mercury, urine

Alphabetical Test listing

Mercury, urine-994

Mercury, urine
Hg, urine
  • Mercury, urine  
  • Creatinine, urine  
  • Mercury:creatinine ratio

Monitor exposure to mercury (primarily inorganic mercury).

Urine, random
5 mL
2.5 mL

Sampling time is pre-shift (meaning 16 hours without exposure) for industrial monitoring.



Urine cup - acid washed (metal free)

  1. Measure and record total volume
  2. Mix well
  3. Transfer a 5mL aliquot to a Urine cup - acid washed (metal free)




Urine cup - acid washed (metal free)


Ambient (preferred) - 14 days

Refrigerated - 14 days

Frozen - 14 days

LabCorp Burlington (007773): R-NX
Mo - Fr
2 - 4 days

Inductively-coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS)


Environmental exposure:

< 5.0 μg/g creatinine, < 20.0 μg/L

Occupational exposure:

BEI® (inorganic mercury, sampling time is preshift): 35 μg/g creatinine


Some organic forms of mercury, including phenylmercury, are metabolized to inorganic mercury; however, methylmercury and ethylmercury are not metabolized to inorganic mercury and the primary route of excretion is in the bile and stool; consequently, these alkylmercury compounds are usually not detected in urine.

Result 21383-5