Nickel Urine Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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Where is
nickel found?

Nickel can be found in alloys, particularly nickel/copper and nickel/chromium, in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipment, polishing or other processes on stainless steel and nickel alloy articles, welding of nickel and alloys and when using welding rods containing nickel, the electroplating industry, pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewellery.


How do you get
nickel exposure?

You can come into contact with nickel in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or through contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs, and cancer of the lungs and nose.


Is nickel
harmful?

The most common harmful health effect of nickel in humans is an allergic reaction. Approximately 10-20% of the population is sensitive to nickel.


What's included?

Kidney health
Trace elements
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Creatinine - urine Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from normal muscle metabolism. Measurement of this is an indicator of the levels of other waste products in the body. Creatinine is also an accurate marker of kidney function, and may help in diagnosing kidney disease.
Nickel - urine Nickel is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be found in alloys and is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipment and pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewellery. Nickel come into contact with the body in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or from contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs and cancer of the lungs and nose.
Nickel - creatinine Nickel is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be found in alloys and is used in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipment and pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewellery. Nickel come into contact with the body in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or from contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs and cancer of the lungs and nose.

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