Test Background Trace elements can be essential or toxic. Trace element toxicity can occur as a result of occupational exposure, environmental exposure or iatrogenic toxicity. Any organ can be affected: the central nervous system, liver, kidneys, muscles or circulatory system. All elements can be toxic in excess. Those most commonly associated with toxicity include: aluminium, lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and thallium.
Reference Range See Report
Sample Required Blood: EDTA (lavender top). Urine: random sample or 24 hour collection
Sample Volume 0.5 mL
Stable at 2-8oC.
Sample can be sent by first class post.
Turnaround Time 2 weeks