LOINC
Version 2.73

5685-3Mercury [Mass/volume] in BloodActive

Part Descriptions

LP14344-3   Mercury
Mercury is a naturally occurring metal which has several forms. The metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. If heated, it is a colorless, odorless gas. Mercury combines with other elements, such as chlorine, sulfur, or oxygen, to form inorganic mercury compounds or "salts," which are usually white powders or crystals. Mercury also combines with carbon to make organic mercury compounds. The most common one, methylmercury, is produced mainly by microscopic organisms in the water and soil. More mercury in the environment can increase the amounts of methylmercury that these small organisms make.
Metallic mercury is used to produce chlorine gas and caustic soda, and is also used in thermometers, dental fillings, and batteries. Mercury salts are sometimes used in skin lightening creams and as antiseptic creams and ointments. [CDC:Mercury] Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC: Mercury

LP14344-3   Mercury
The nervous system is very sensitive to all forms of mercury. Methylmercury and metallic mercury vapors are more harmful than other forms, because more mercury in these forms reaches the brain. Exposure to high levels of metallic, inorganic, or organic mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and developing fetus. Effects on brain functioning may result in irritability, shyness, tremors, changes in vision or hearing, and memory problems. Short-term exposure to high levels of metallic mercury vapors may cause effects including lung damage, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increases in blood pressure or heart rate, skin rashes, and eye irritation.[CDC:Toxfaqs] Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC: Toxfaqs

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Mercury
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Bld
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Mercury Bld-mCnc
Display Name
Mercury (Bld) [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Mercury, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
DRUG/TOX
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Both
Common US Lab Results Rank
2198

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Mapping Guidance Regenstrief Help Heavy metals are also done in RBC/vol. Mapper’s Guide for the Top 2000 plus LOINC Laboratory Observations

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
29588-1 Heavy metals panel - Blood

Member of these Groups

LG23471-2 Mercury|MCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl
LG49912-5 Mercury|Pt|Bld|200.59 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
汞:质量浓度:时间点:全血:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
kwik:massa/volume:moment:bloed:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Elavhõbe:MCnc:Pt:B:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Mercure:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Mercure:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Mercure:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sang:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Mercurio:MCnc:Pt:Sangue:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
수은:질량농도:검사시점:전혈:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Mercúrio:MCnc:Pt:SgTotal:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Ртуть:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Кр:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
mercurio:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:sangre:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Mercurio:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Mercurio:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Civa:KütlKons:Zmlı:Kan:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ng/mL Example UCUM Units
mcg/dL REGENSTRIEF
mg/dL REGENSTRIEF
ng/mL REGENSTRIEF

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

https://fhir.loinc.org/CodeSystem/$lookup?system=http://loinc.org&code=5685-3