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Alias: Se

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: From July 2024, ICE/MAXIMS will ask for blood to be taken in to a Trace Elements Tubes (adults). For investigation of possible selenium deficiency in patients on long term artificial nutrition or PKU. Annual checks of selenium status in patients on long term artificial nutrition are adequate unless monitoring a deficiency. Acute phase reactant and concomitant measurement of CRP may be useful in some circumstances as an aid to interpretation of low selenium concentration.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Royal Blue Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Clear - Plain;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Maximum add on time
No add ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?
Currently in the process of being added to UKAS as extension to scope since moved to ICP-MS.

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Last updated: 03-07-2024