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Bismuth- 24 Hours Urine - Test Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Bismuth is a chemical element that has various uses, especially in medicine and cosmetics. In medicine, it’s often used in medications to treat stomach ulcers, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues. Bismuth compounds can also be used for their antibacterial properties. The Bismuth, 24 Hours Urine test measures the levels of bismuth in the urine collected over a 24-hour period. This test is important for monitoring exposure to bismuth and can aid in the diagnosis of bismuth toxicity.

Bismuth is usually safe when used in small amounts, but excessive exposure or intake can be toxic. Bismuth toxicity can occur through occupational exposure, excessive use of bismuth-containing medications, or environmental exposure. The symptoms of bismuth toxicity can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, neurological symptoms such as tremors, ataxia, and cognitive dysfunction.


  • Test Name Bismuth, 24 Hours Urine
  • Sample Type Urine
  • Preparations Required The patient is instructed to avoid seafood and certain medications that may contain bismuth for at least 48 hours before the test.
  • Report Time 11 Days

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is used to measure the levels of bismuth in the urine to monitor exposure and to aid in the diagnosis of bismuth toxicity.

Monitoring bismuth levels is important because excessive exposure or intake of bismuth can lead to toxicity, which can cause gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and in severe cases, tremors, ataxia, and cognitive dysfunction.

The urine sample is collected over a 24-hour period. The patient will be given containers to collect all urine produced during this time frame.

You should avoid consuming seafood and avoid taking medications that may contain bismuth for at least 48 hours before the test. Follow any additional instructions provided by your doctor.

Normal levels of bismuth in urine are usually less than 10 micrograms per liter (µg/L). However, values can vary depending on the laboratory.

Factors that can affect bismuth levels include consumption of bismuth-containing medications, occupational exposure, and environmental factors.

Yes, bismuth toxicity can usually be treated by discontinuing exposure to bismuth and in some cases, using medications that help remove bismuth from the body.

Avoid excessive use of bismuth-containing medications, follow occupational safety guidelines if working with bismuth, and ensure your drinking water and environment are free of bismuth contamination.

If not properly managed, bismuth toxicity can cause long-term neurological problems.

The frequency of testing depends on the individual’s risk of exposure to bismuth. Your doctor will provide recommendations based on your specific circumstances.

No, bismuth is not naturally found in the body. It is an element that is introduced into the body through external sources such as medications or environmental exposure.

There may be alternatives depending on the condition being treated. It is best to consult your doctor for recommendations.

You should consult a doctor specializing in toxicology or internal medicine if you suspect bismuth toxicity or have abnormal test results.

Yes, bismuth is used in certain cosmetics. If used excessively or in sensitive individuals, cosmetics can be a source of bismuth exposure.

The Bismuth, 24 Hours Urine test is crucial for monitoring bismuth levels in the body to avoid potential toxicity. It's essential to follow the recommended guidelines for bismuth-containing medications and to be aware of the environmental exposures. If you suspect you have been exposed to high levels of bismuth or are experiencing symptoms of bismuth toxicity, it's imperative to consult your doctor for appropriate guidance and management.

BISMUTH, 24 HRS URINE
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