MANGANESE, BLOOD

Manganese is a trace element that is an essential cofactor for several enzymes. Environmental sources of Manganese can lead to toxicity. This assay is useful for evaluating central nervous system symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease in manganese miners and processors. It is also useful for therapeutic monitoring of Cirrhosis, environmental exposure to manganese and nutrition related manganese toxicity. It also helps to evaluate Behcet’s disease. This is the recommended test for monitoring therapy.

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  • Pre-test Information:
    Avoid vitamins, mineral or herbal supplements one week prior to specimen collection. If Gadolinium or Iodine containing contrast media has been administered, specimen should not be collected for 96 hours Use only specified containers available from LPL.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample Daily by 6 pm; Report Next Day
  • Components:
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Sample Report