Mercury Urine Test, Random
A mercury urine test is used to detect an excess of mercury.
The mercury urine test is used to detect an excess of mercury. It is ordered to determine if there has been an acute or chronic exposure to high levels of mercury similar to the mercury blood test. The mercury urine test detects the level of inorganic mercury in the body. The mercury urine test cannot detect the levels of methyl mercury.
The mercury urine test is generally ordered when a patient exhibits either acute or chronic symptoms.
Acute symptoms include:
Burning in the mouth and lungs
Coughing and difficulty breathing
Decreased urine volume
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Increased heart rate
Chronic symptoms include:
Problems with hearing, tasting, and smelling
Blurry vision and tunnel vision
Tingling or shaking of the arms or legs
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