Mercury, Blood
Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

Fasting Required: No

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: Mercury is a heavy metallic element and is the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures. Acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney problems, and may lead to death.