How is mercury toxicity diagnosed?

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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History and physical examination findings consistent with mercury poisoning are helpful, but blood, urine, and (sometimes) tissue analyses are required to confirm the diagnosis of mercury intoxication (although exact toxicity levels remain undefined).


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