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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 2076

Test Synonym

  • Cadmium, Urine

Minimum Volume

  • 2.5 mL

Specimen Type

  • Urine

Primary Container

  • Container- Urine

Transport Temp

  • Ambient


  • 5 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 5 mL Random Urine or 24 Hr w/ out any preservatives

Specimen Retention

  • Sampling time is not critical for industrial exposure monitoring. Metals with timing not critical have very long elimination half-lives and accumulate in the body over years, some for a lifetime. After a couple of weeks of exposure, specimens can be collected at any time. 5 mL from a Random or 24 hr Urine, indicate 24 hr volume if applicable Do not use preservatives. Preservatives used for routine analysis may contain mercuric oxide (i.e., Stabilur), which interferes with all metal