|Description||Please 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’|
|Indication||Toxic exposure (or monitoring of treatment)
|Additional Info||Still 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.
|Interpretation||Half 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.
|Tube||Serum or Heparin|
|Collection Conditions|| Discuss with Duty Biochemist. If urgent analysis required contact Trace Element SAS Lab, Southampton.|
|Min. Vol||4 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 TAT||Refer to Website|
|IP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Acute TAT||Refer to Website|
|GP Routine TAT||Refer to Website|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 23/11/2018 16:39:24. Published By on 23/11/2017 16:39:24.