Patients MUST refrain from eating seafood for at least 5 days prior to sample collection.
Mater Pathology Heavy Metal Screen - Whole Blood panel includes testing for arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium. For peripheral neuropathy please request in addition, testing for antimony and thallium.
APPLICATION: Monitoring of patients at risk from environmental exposure. Suspected poisoning. Investigation of patients with suspicious clinical features eg, neuropathy, encephalopathy, renal failure, Fanconi syndrome.
INTERPRETATION: Elevated results indicate exposure. Normal results exclude recent, clinically significant exposure to those metals analysed. See also arsenic and mercury.