Exposure to Thallium is primarily through foods and may occur in highly selected industrial environments. Urinary Thallium may be used in assessing toxicity.
7 mL aliquot of a well mixed 24 hour urine collected in acid
washed or metal free container (3 mL minimum).
Avoid worksite collection. Collect urine in acid washed or metal free
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended. Preferred Transport Temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)