Mercury

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Also known as: Hg
Formal name: Mercury, Urine and Blood
Related tests: Lead; Arsenic; Heavy Metals

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect excessive exposure to mercury

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of mercury poisoning, to evaluate a known exposure to mercury, or to monitor occupational exposure to mercury

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm and/or a urine collection

Test Preparation Needed?

None