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ID:183 Selenium
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DescriptionA trace metal
IndicationDeficiency or toxicity suspected
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationPlasma selenium may be affected in patients with an acute phase reaction. Important to measure CRP in such cases.

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
SampleBlood
TubeTrace Metals
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Collection ConditionsFor paediatric samples 0.5mL heparinised blood would be suitable.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.2x per week

Ref. Range (Male)0.80 - 2.00
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes0.4-0.7 (children<6mths), 0.6-1.2 (7mths - 6 years)
Unitsumol/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : KRA. Review due on 09/04/2019 07:58:10. Published By RB on 09/04/2018 07:58:10.