What are indications for mercury exposure testing?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Testing for mercury exposure is warranted if examination findings are consistent with Minamata disease, particularly if the disease occurs in multiple patients without clear etiology. This is especially true in populations in whom fish is a major part of their diet.


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