Investigation : Selenium
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum or serum gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
Reference range : 0.6 - 1.5 µmol/l
Turnaround : <5 days
Reference Range
Plasma/Serum Selenium 0.6 - 1.5 umol/L
Deficiency<0.3 increased oxidative damage, poor muscle function and reduced thyroid activity ie. Conversion of T4 to T3.
Toxicity>3.0 hepatocellular damage.

NB Plain Serum is the preferred sample type

Additional information on serum/plasma selenium and its clinical use can be found here: serum/plasma selenium.
For NICE Guidelines click here.


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