What are the recommendation of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) for routine postchallenge urinary metal testing for 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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The position of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) does not support routine practice of postchallenge urinary metal testing, due to a lack of demonstrable benefits. This practice may be harmful if applied routinely in the assessment and treatment of patients suspected of having metal poisoning. [80]


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