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Selenium Plasma

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SELPL
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
Metal-Free EDTA
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Collection & Request Instructions:

Detection of selenium deficiency or toxicity.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:RoomTemp within Alfred/Esky from External sites
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
Additional Notes:

 

Plasma Selenium is the preferred sample type for Selenium testing.

 

Alfred Pathology Service -Clinical Biochemistry

Plasma Selenium Reference Intervals:

            Children;

        <1 yr         0.2-1.4 umol/L

        1-5 yrs     0.4-1.4 umol/L

        5-18 yrs   0.5-1.4 umoll/L

     

             Adults;                 0.8-1.4 umol/L

Whole Blood assay Note:  Do NOT send whole blood (Red Cell) - Whole Blood/Red Cell and Plasma Selenium have different reference ranges and clinical significance.