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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Arsenic (Urine)
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Code
UARS
Test information
Mainly measured to assess occupational exposure e.g. agricultural workers using a variety of arsenical herbicides and pesticides High intake of shellfish (e.g.oysters, mussels,clams) can give high levels of urine arsenic If acute poisoning - blood (EDTA) and urine should be sent
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Random Urine
Minimum volume
20 mL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Regional Toxicology Laboratory, City Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022