Bismuth, Urine

Diagnostic Use

Bismuth is used in low melting point alloys and is used in malleable iron. It is added to aluminium and steel for better machinability. Bismuth compounds are used as catalysts and in semiconductors.
Bismuth compounds are used therapeutically for the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Bismuth subsalicylate appears to be effective in the suppression of Helicobactor pylori and is increasing used for the treatment of relapsing gastric ulcers.
Bismuth is rapidly excreted in the urine.


Lipids/Trace Metals

Delphic Registration Code


Laboratory Handling


Recommended sampling time is POST SHIFT - the last 2 hours to immediately following the end of the working day.


Aliquot to Core laboratory for UCRN

Turnaround Time

14 days

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