SELENIUM, 24-HOUR URINE

Selenium is an essential element found in many over the counter vitamin preparations because its anti-oxidant activity is thought to be anti-carcinogenic. Selenium deficiency targets cardiac muscle leading to Cardiomyopathy. This assay is useful for monitoring Selenium replacement therapy specially patients with no functional bowel, on parenteral selenium supplementation. Urine quantitation helps to assess clearance of Selenium.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    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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