The laboratory will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Selenium

Preferred Sample

Whole blood, EDTA or Heparin, 0.5 ml minimum. Do not freeze.

Fee

$15

Schedule

Days Tested

As needed

Turnaround Time

3-5 days

Description

Selenium by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Antemortem whole blood (EDTA or heparin) selenium is a good indicator of longer-term selenium intake or supplementation.  Adequate whole blood selenium concentrations in most species range from 80 to 350 ppb (parts per billion).  The VDL can provide interpretation of whole blood selenium status of most domestic species, but normal values for exotic species may not be available.

Species

Any

Shipping Requirements

Do not freeze sample.