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Elements 22 Test which is also known as Toxic and Nutrients test basically analyses the body for the toxic elements and nutrients.
Toxic elements or heavy metals are common to our environment. These are responsible for both intentional poisonings as well as accidental exposures which may lead to adverse health effects and potentially to death. Hazardous exposures can be prevented by minimising and recognising familiar sources of toxic elements in our daily diet, water, place of work, and homes as well. Lab testing is an essential tool for identifying and managing toxic element exposure; many analytical processes are available. Although, the clinical value of elemental testing is entirely dependent upon collecting an appropriate sample at a proper time, with the help of consideration of many pre-analytical factors that can compromise testing.
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Exposure to toxic elements poses unique health issues for a human. Metals differ from other pollutants in which these are neither created nor destroyed and occur naturally in our environment. Anthropogenic activity mostly contributes to human exposure as metals are bioconcentrated from our environment through mining activities or through practices occurring at different industrial settings.
By definition, metals have high reflectivity, high electrical conductivity, high thermal conductivity, mechanical flexibility, and strength.1 Metals may vary in oxidation state by losing 1 or more electrons to form cations. Metals may also form organometallic compounds. The species and forms of metals can define the toxicity profile and target organ(s). For instance, inorganic forms of mercury target the kidney, while methylated (organic) mercury is a potent neurotoxin. Also, hexavalent chromium causes adverse health effects, while trivalent chromium is an essential trace metal.
However, each metal shows unique toxicology, there are usual procedures of toxicity to include mimicry, oxidative injury, and adduct creation with DNA or protein. Non-essential metals can mimic the essential metals which leads to a disruption in cellular and enzymatic processes. Examples are the replacement of essential zinc with cadmium, same in case of potassium by thallium, replacement of phosphates with arsenate, as well as mimicry of manganese in place of iron. Organometallic compounds like methylmercury can also mimic biologicals and can be transported by amino acid (organic anion transporters). Moreover, the age of reactive oxidative species is usually induced by metals in their ionic form, resulting in the oxidative mutation of DNA or proteins, which includes aberrant gene expression and carcinogenesis.
Health and analytical issues relevant to the detection and management of toxic element exposures are discussed below. Pre-analytical considerations, methods, and limitations of result interpretation applicable to elemental testing, in general, are presented first, followed by element-specific descriptions of common sources and toxicokinetics for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.
Is fasting required before the test sample collection for the Elements 22 (Toxic and Nutrients) test?
There is no need of going for fasting before the test sample collection for Toxic and Nutrients test. The test sample can be collected the day anytime.
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FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: EDTA
NORMAL RANGE: < 4