Urine cadmium gives a long-term indication of exposure to
For cadmium, a worker's exposure can be assessed by either blood
or urine samples; but the sample type dictates the information
gained about that exposure. Blood cadmium levels reflect more
recent exposures (previous months) whereas urine levels reflect
current lifetime exposure.
If using biological monitoring to assess the current adequacy of
control in the workplace, then blood cadmium is recommended as it is a
better reflection of current body burden and will respond more
quickly to any improvements or interventions. If a blood
sample indicates that excessive exposure has occurred then a urine
sample can be useful in determining whether this is a short-term
issue or has likely been ongoing for an extended period of time.
A urine sample can also be measured for retinol binding
protein to determine if there are any early health effects as a
result of the exposure.
To request a blood cadmium sampling kit, please contact Sample
Product Code: PE11662
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