Nutrient & Toxic Elements - Blood

Erythrocyte and whole blood toxic element levels are good indicators of body pools of essential elements as well as the toxic elements aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead,* and mercury. The Genova Diagnostics Nutrient and Toxic Elements Profile is an especially accurate way of determining whole body status of potassium and selenium.

Whole Blood generally reflects increased or recent exposure to toxic elements. The Genova Diagnostics Toxic Metals Profile shows levels of cadmium, lead,* and mercury.

Nutrient elements are measured in erythrocytes and toxic elements are measured in whole blood. One exception is selenium, which is measured in whole blood as a reliable index of selenium status.

Test name(s)

0022 - Nutrient and Toxic Elements*
0037 - Nutrient and Toxic Elements NY

Method

ICP/MS

*Not available in New York

Analyte List
Aluminum
Arsenic
Cadmium
Calcium
Copper
Lead*
Magnesium
Mercury
Potassium
Selenium
Zinc
CPT Codes  
Aluminum 82108
Arsenic 82175
Cadmium 82300
Calcium 82310
Copper 82525
Lead* 83655
Magnesium 83735
Mercury 83825
Potassium 84132
Selenium 84255
Zinc 84630
Specimen Requirements
Whole Blood, room temperature, non-fasting