Cadmium (Cd) - urine


Toxic, sensitizing; blood is the preferred spcimen to diagnose cadmium toxicity. Carcinogen, can cause osteoporosis. Poorly handled by the kidney, may cause renal tubular damage.

Patient Instructions:

Patients are advised to avoid fish and seafish consumption for 5-7 days before providing a urine sample forthis test as these foods have been shown to temporarily increase urine toxic metal levels.

Included in Profiles:

Urine toxic metals screen


cadmium.pdf (Click to Download)

Sample Report:

rep-urine-toxic-metals.pdf (Click to Download)

Sample Requirements:

Early Morning mid-stream urine (or aliquot of 24hr sample)

Postal Samples Acceptable:


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