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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Selenium Plasma

Recent changes for Selenium Plasma
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th August 2023
Alternative names

Se

Selenium Plasma

Alternative Names:Se
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.