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Overview

Toxic Elements is a blood test conducted to examine traces of harmful toxic effluents in the body.

What is the Toxic Elements test?

Toxic Elements is a group of tests that examine the quantity of definite metals in the blood, urine, or, more rarely, in the hair, body tissues, or fluids, which could be potentially toxic. A laboratory may offer numerous groupings of heavy metal panels as well as tests for individual metals. The most common combination includes

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic

The doctor will choose the metals to test based on patient’s exposure to specific metals.

Why is the Toxic Elements test suggested?

The Toxic Elements test is suggested once in a while if you work with heavy metals or when the doctor suspects that you may have been exposed to metals.

How is the Toxic Elements test performed?

In the Toxic Elements test, a blood sample, hair sample, or sample of any body fluid is examined.

What are the parameters measured in the Toxic Elements test?

The normal range varies according to the metal that is being tested for. It is advisable to have a conversation with a doctor with regard to the tested metal.

Preparation before performing the Toxic Elements test

Seafood should not be consumed 48 hours before the Toxic Elements test.

Post-care after the Toxic Elements test

The Toxic Elements test is a simple procedure. No special care is required after the sample for testing has been given.

 Sample types in Toxic Elements

A blood sample is required in the Toxic Elements test.

Side effects/Risks of the Toxic Elements test

There are no risks of the Toxic Elements test.

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