Nickel Urine Test
    Nickel Urine Test
    Nickel Urine Test

Nickel Urine Test

£89.00

A test to measure the levels of nickel in your urine.

For this test, you will be required to visit The Doctors Laboratory in London to collect your sample as the sample is not suitable for posting.

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Biomarker table

Kidney health

Creatinine urine

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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.

Trace elements

Nickel - urine

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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

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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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FAQs

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.

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.

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