Useful in the assessment of chronic exposure and determination of cadmium body burden. For acute exposure, Cadmium, Blood (0099675) is preferred.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and non-essential over-the-counter medications (upon the advice of their physician). High concentrations of iodine may interfere with elemental testing. Abstinence from iodine-containing medications or contrast agents for at least 1 month prior to collecting specimens for elemental testing is recommended.
Transfer an 8 mL aliquot to ARUP Trace Element-Free Transport Tubes (ARUP supply #43116), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 mL)
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.
Urine collected within 48 hours after administration of a gadolinium (Gd) containing contrast media (may occur with MRI studies). Acid preserved urine.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
Effective November 13,2017
|Cadmium, Urine - per volume||0.0-1.0 µg/L|
|Cadmium Rnd Urn ratio/CRT nonoccupation||0.0-3.2 µg/gCRT|
Urine cadmium levels can be used to assess cadmium body burden. In chronic exposures, the kidneys are the primary target organ. Symptoms associated with cadmium toxicity vary based upon route of exposure and may include tubular proteinuria, fever, headache, dyspnea, chest pain, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, sore throat and cough. Ingestion of cadmium in high concentration may cause vomiting, diarrhea, salivation, cramps, and abdominal pain.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020207||Creatinine, Urine - per volume||2161-8|
|0025042||Cadmium, Urine - per volume||5611-9|
|2011775||Cadmium Rnd Urn ratio/CRT nonoccupation||13471-8|