What are the comparison levels of mercury analysis in the workup of mercury toxicity?

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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In the United States, based on the 2003 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, urinary mercury levels of 5 mcg/L and blood mercury levels of 7.1 mcg/L encompassed 95% of the sample. These have been recommended as medically credible comparison levels. [74]


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