Thallium, Random Urine

Test Code

CPT Codes
82570, 83018


Preferred Specimen
7 mL random urine collected in a plastic acid-washed or metal-free leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
3 mL

Avoid worksite collection.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 14 days

Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Thurs, Sat; Report available: 3-6 days

Reference Range
Thallium, Random Urine
Non-exposed Adult ≤0.4 mcg/g creat
Creatinine, Random Urine
≤6 Months 2-28 mg/dL
7-11 Months 2-31 mg/dL
1-2 Years 2-110 mg/dL
3-8 Years 2-130 mg/dL
9-12 Years 2-160 mg/dL
>12 Years Male 20-320 mg/dL
>12 Years Female 20-275 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
Exposure to thallium is primarily through foods and may occur in highly selected industrial environments. Urinary thallium may be used in assessing toxicity.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Valencia
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.