Trace Mineral/Heavy Metal Screen (Tissue)

Preferred Sample

Liver, Kidney (5 grams minimum)




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

3-7 days


Screen for trace minerals/heavy metals by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). Assay includes chromium, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, zinc, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, nickel, lead, antimony, thallium, vanadium.

Shipping Requirements

Samples must be received 2:00 pm Wednesday for inclusion in the Thursday test run.

Additional Instructions

Please be advised that tissues seared for bacterial culture will cause falsely elevated results. Submit tissues that have not been manipulated for culture.