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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

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
SampleBlood
TubeTrace Metals
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsDark blue (trace metals) sample preferred. EDTA tube is also acceptable.
Min. Vol0.5 mL
Freq.weekly

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. Review due on 25/11/2015 12:07:56. Published By RB on 25/11/2014 12:07:56.