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ID:470 Manganese (Whole Blood)
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DescriptionWhole blood manganese is a better analytical test than plasma, as it is less prone to contamination
IndicationIndustrial exposure, Patients on TPN particulalry if they have hepatic cholestasis
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationHigh levels of Mn may cause neurological extrapyramidal symptoms. However, there is no direct correlation between blood levesl and clinical symptoms. Should consider manganism in the diferential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in industrial exposed subjects

Ref. Range (Male)73-210
Ref. Range (Female)As above
Ref. Range (Paed)120-325 (< 1 year)
Ref. Range NotesLevels > 360 may be associated with toxicity. Higher levels may be seen during pregnancy
Unitsnmol/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT1 week
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT1 week
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : KRA. Last edited on 25/11/2015 12:07:56. Published By RB on 25/11/2014 12:07:56.