Thallium (Random or 24 hour) Urine Test

Random or 24-hr


Test Code: 706580
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Thallium (Random or 24 hour) Urine Test

This test measures thallium levels in a random or 24-hour urine sample.  Thallium is a metallic element found naturally in the earth's crust.  It is used in the production of electronics, optical lenses, pesticides, rodenticides, dyes, and some metal components.  Thallium exposure can occur when someone works in an industrial setting where thallium is present.  Environmental exposure is also possible from air, water, or soil which is contaminated by emissions from factories.  Symptoms of thallium toxicity can include nausea, vomiting, increased blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness, headache, loss of appetite, and seizures.  Prolonged exposure which is not treated may result in serious health issues including kidney damage, coma, nerve damage, and heart damage. 

Urine thallium testing is typically ordered when someone had symptoms that are associated with thallium poisoning, especially if they work in an industrial setting or live in an area where environmental exposure is likely.  Urine testing is most effective at detecting chronic exposure.  This test can be performed on either a single random sample or a 24-hour collection.  24-hour specimens can be more informative as they look at the level of thallium excreted over the course of a whole day.  

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Please note in your order if you are requesting a 24-hour collection.

For 24-hour urine specimen: Obtain a specimen container and instructions from the draw site.  Void at 8 AM and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the 24-hour collection period (ie, 8 AM the next morning) into the urine container. Screw the lid on securely and return the container promptly to the draw site.

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Thallium (Random or 24 hour) Urine Test

Random


Test Code: 8835
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Thallium (Random or 24 hour) Urine Test

This test measures thallium levels in a random urine sample.  Thallium is a metallic element found naturally in the earth's crust.  It is used in the production of electronics, optical lenses, pesticides, rodenticides, dyes, and some metal components.  Thallium exposure can occur when someone works in an industrial setting where thallium is present.  Environmental exposure is also possible from air, water, or soil which is contaminated by emissions from factories.  Symptoms of thallium toxicity can include nausea, vomiting, increased blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, muscle weakness, headache, loss of appetite, and seizures.  Prolonged exposure which is not treated may result in serious health issues including kidney damage, coma, nerve damage, and heart damage. 

Urine thallium testing is typically ordered when someone had symptoms that are associated with thallium poisoning, especially if they work in an industrial setting or live in an area where environmental exposure is likely.  Urine testing is most effective at detecting chronic exposure.

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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