Thallium, Urine

Test Code

CPT Codes
82570, 83018<br><strong>This test is not available for New York patient testing</strong>


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

Minimum Volume
3 mL

Avoid worksite collection.

Note: Tests performed on a specimen submitted in a non-trace element tube or non acid washed/non metal free container may not accurately reflect the patient's level. If a non-trace element tube/container is received, it will be accepted for testing. However, elevated results shall be reported with a message that a re-submission with a trace element tube/container is recommended.

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: Mon-Sat; Report available: 2-5 days

Reference Range
Thallium, Random Urine
Non-exposed Adult≤0.4 mcg/g creat

Creatinine, Random Urine
≤6 Months2-28 mg/dL
7-11 Months2-31 mg/dL
1-2 Years2-110 mg/dL
3-8 Years2-130 mg/dL
9-12 Years2-160 mg/dL
>12 Years Male20-320 mg/dL
>12 Years Female20-275 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
2501 South State Highway 121
Lewisville, TX 75067

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.