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Blood Test Information

Cadmium
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Tube type: EDTA

Special instructions
Sent away to University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff

Reference range
2.8 - 24.2

Units
nmol/L

Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Monitoring of industrial exposure. Investigation of poisoning. Blood cadmium measurement is preferred. Levels may be elevated long after cessation of exposure due to redistribution from body stores. Urine output is low in early stages of chronic exposure.

Links:
» Cadmium information

 
 

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