WHY SHOULD I GET TESTED FOR EXPOSURE TO CADMIUM?
Cadmium is a metal found in natural deposits such as ores. Cadmium is used primarily for metal plating and in coating operations, including transportation equipment, machinery, baking enamels, photography and televisions. It is also used in nickel-cadmium solar batteries and pigments. Cadmium can also be found in contaminated drinking water. The major sources of cadmium in drinking water are corrosion of galvanized pipes, erosion of natural deposits, discharge from metal refineries and runoff from waste batteries and paints.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A CADMIUM EXPOSURE LAB TEST USING A HAIR SPECIMEN?
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results are generally available within five (5) business days after your specimen is collected.
WHAT ARE CADMIUM’S HEALTH EFFECTS?
Some people who drink water containing cadmium could experience kidney damage. Cadmium can also have toxic effects on the skeletal and respiratory systems. Cadmium is readily accumulated by shellfish, so consumption of those items can produce exposure. A major source of Cadmium exposure also comes from tobacco smoking, found both in smokers and those subjected to second-hand smoke.
Occupational exposure to Cadmium in the workplace can also occur. Here are some top work activities that may put you at risk for exposure:
- Recycling operations
- Waste management
- Battery manufacturing
Exposure to Cadmium can cause:
- Bone fractures
WHY DO I NEED A CADMIUM EXPOSURE LAB TEST?
A hair test can give an expanded window of detection of up to 90 days. Exposure to Cadmium can have very serious consequences for your body, and you may not know right away if you have been exposed. If you live in an area where you might have been exposed to environmental Cadmium, you may decide to choose this test. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to Cadmium.
Employers also monitor their employees for exposure, whether required by OSHA or as a way of establishing a baseline measurement before a candidate is hired.
Find out now if you’ve been exposed to Cadmium.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
Cadmium: ≤100 µg/kg
HIGH RESULTS MAY INDICATE:
High levels could indicate Cadmium poisoning.
LOW RESULTS MAY INDICATE:
Low results may indicate exposure to Cadmium.
WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT-OF-RANGE?
If your results are ‘abnormal’ or ‘out of range’ from the normal, please contact your primary care physician.