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Test Code: MN

Tube type: Trace Element

Special instructions

Age dependent reference range
<1Year: 120-325
>1Year: 70-210
Concern Level >360

Sent away to the Trace Elements Laboratory, Univeristy Hospital of Wales, Cardiff


Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Parenteral nutrition (PN) preparations can contain relatively high concentrations of manganese and monitoring is required to prevent toxicity developing, which can lead to
neurological symptoms resembling Parkinson's disease. NICE recommends that manganese concentration is monitored every 3-6 months in patients on long-term PN.


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