Selenium, Serum or Plasma
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Description: Selenium toxicity may occur due to industrial exposures or through drinking water in some parts of the world. Toxic symptoms include garlic breath odor, thick brittle fingernails, dry brittle hair, red swollen skin of the hands and feet, and nervous system abnormalities of numbness, convulsions, or paralysis.

Patient Preparation: Patient should refrain from taking vitamins or mineral supplements at least three days prior to specimen collection.

Methodology: Atomic Spectroscopy (AS)

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.