Mercury can be found in many manufacturing and agricultural industries, in dental fillings, in old paint, and in fish that we commonly eat. Mercury poisoning is often misdiagnosed due to the nonspecific symptoms and lack of familiarity in the medical profession. This blood test is the test of choice for potential environmental mercury exposure. Mercury toxicity in the environment is a growing concern because of increased use of fossil fuels and agricultural pesticides / fungicides which contain mercury.
Symptoms of mercury exposure include loss of coordination and sensory impairment with symptom severity depending upon the method and extent of exposure. Poisoning from mercury can manifest symptoms such as skin discoloration, swelling, and shedding. Other common symptoms include pain or a tingling, burning, or prickling sensation. In the 1800s the phrase "mad as a hatter" was created because mercury poisoning was common in hat makers.
1. Purchase Tests
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You pay directly and we do not bill your insurance.
(Note: A $10 laboratory fee is added to your total when you purchase one or more blood tests.)
2. Visit a Lab
After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition. Bring this form to the laboratory.
NOTE: Be sure to visit the appropriate laboratory!
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No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize your wait time.
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If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
3. Get Results
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