Mercury- DMSA Provocation test
|Test Details for Ordering|
|Test||Mercury - DMSA Provocation|
|Laboratory||Biolab Medical Unit|
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This test is used to assess the body's burden of mercury by measuring urine mercury levels before and 2.5 hours after the patient takes the chelating agent DMSA.
2 urine samples, 1 collected before taking the chelating DMSA capsules and the second collected 2.5 hours afterwards.
The kit for this test includes 2 urine containers, the correct dose of DMSA for the test (based on your body weight), an instruction sheet, packaging materials for transporting the sample in the post, and a Biolab laboratory request form.
Please, note that there will be a separate charge for the DMSA capsules on the invoice. The approximate cost of the DMSA capsules is between 10 GBP and 25 GBP and depends on the number of capsules you need.
To complete the test you need to follow the instructions for urine collection sent out with the kit. Send the urine samples to Biolab in the packaging provided ensuring that the request form with your correct details is enclosed. Post the sample by 1st class post on Monday through Thursday.
- Please, note that there is an interpretation fee for my letter to your GP. See Ordering Tests for more details.