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Toxic and Essential Elements - Serum Elements

Doctors DataSKU: A2808

Serum elements are used to assess the status of key elements and electrolytes such as calcium, sodium, potassium and iron that have important functions in the extracellular fluid compartment of blood.

Turnaround Time

2 to 3 days

Full Description

This test is useful for

  • Anemia
  • Bone Density
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dermatitis or Poor Wound Healing
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Inflammation
  • Kidney Function
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Sexual Impotence or Decreased Testosterone Production
  • Vision Problems

For More Details:

Please contact us at (714) 864-3730 or to order your test.

Toxic and Essential Elements

Elements are the basic building blocks of all chemical compounds, and human exposure to them occurs both from natural and anthropogenic sources. Many elements are considered nutrients and are essential for the proper functioning of the body. These are generally divided between macrominerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc, and trace minerals including selenium, iodine, boron and molybdenum.

Conversely, there are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body, interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients. Toxic metals and essential element status can be assessed in urine, blood, feces and hair.

Doctor's Data has always employed the best-available techniques as a specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing. In fact, we were one of the first clinical reference laboratories in the world to employ ICP-MS and high-resolution ICP-MS for elemental analysis.

Usage Directions

Before You Start:

Please read all of the directions, and familiarize yourself with the collection procedures.

The test requires no special diet but It is recommended that the blood be drawn before breakfast after an overnight fast. Other collection times can cause deviations in patient results. Please refrain from taking non-essential medications, and dietary supplements that contain minerals for 72 hours prior to the specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician.

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