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Barium Urine Test

The Barium Urine Test monitors exposure to Barium.

Test Code: 6054

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Methodology: Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


This test is designed to detect the presence of Barium in a person's urine. 

Barium, a metallic element, can be found in:

  • cigarettes
  • filler for rubber, plastics, and resins
  • rat poison
  • groundwater contamination
  • signal flares or fireworks
  • some technology such as smartphones, computers, or TVs
  • petroleum 
  • environmental contamination

Toxic metals, such as Barium, can cause damage to the body and contributes to many different health conditions.  

Signs and symptoms of exposure:

  • muscle weakness
  • low blood potassium
  • vomiting/diarrhea
  • respiratory failure
  • difficulty breathing
  • abdominal pain


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