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Toluene Metabolite Profile

Test ID: 


CPT code:

82570, 84600

Clinical Use:

Monitor toluene exposure

Test Information:

o-Cresol poisoning via acute or chronic exposure is manifested by headache, dizziness, vomiting, rapid respiration, dyspnea, weakness, and damage to the lung, liver, and kidneys. o-Cresol, one of the three isomers of cresol (m- and p-cresol are the other two isomers), is introduced into the body from cresol exposure. Cresols are employed as disinfectants and as chemical intermediates in the production of plasticizers and resins. o-Cresol is also a metabolite of toluene, accounting for a small percentage of the absorbed toluene dose.

Specimen Type:

Urine (random)

Requested Volume: 

15 mL

Minimum Volume: 

6.2 mL

Container Type: 

Plastic urine container, no preservative


Sampling time is end of shift for industrial exposure monitoring. Metabolites with timing “end of shift” (meaning the last two hours of exposure) are eliminated rapidly with a half-life less than five hours. Such metabolites do not accumulate in the body and, therefore, their timing is critical only in relation to the exposure period.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.



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