This test measures the amount of selenium in the blood and monitors selenium deficiency and occupational exposure.
Selenium is an essential mineral and an important antioxidant that is available through consuming meat, seafood, grains, eggs, milk and nuts. It helps regulate thyroid function and plays an important role in the proper functioning of the immune system, DNA repair, and the detoxification of heavy metals.
Those who have symptoms of selenium toxicity such as garlic odor on breath, metallic taste in the mouth, brittle nails, loss of hair, skin rashes, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea and discolored teeth.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around for Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.