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DescriptionPlease state on request form, bromide compound patient has been exposed to.This test is no longer routinely available. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for further discussion if required’
IndicationToxic exposure (or monitoring of treatment)
Additional InfoStill used as treatment of convulsive seizures in some patients, some may develop toxicity at 5 mmol/l. Industrial bromide (e.g. fumigant methyl bromide) exposure leads to lethargy and hallucinations.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationHalf life is 11.9 days. Different chemical forms of bromide vary greatly in toxicity. Interpretation requires knowledge of the compound the pateint has been exposed to.

TubeSerum or Heparin
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Collection Conditions Discuss with Duty Biochemist. If urgent analysis required contact Trace Element SAS Lab, Southampton.
Min. Vol4 mL
Freq.Referred to external laboratory

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes>0.5 mmol/L is very toxic (industrial bromide), therapuetic range is 10-25 mmol/l, toxic at >35 mmol/l (therapuetic bromides).
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TATRefer to Website
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

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