Manganese (Whole Blood)
Whole blood manganese is measured to assess over-supplementation during long term parenteral nutrition. The reference nutrient intake for manganese is very small and most trace element supplements contain more than is needed. Measurement is generally not required for monitoring short-term PN.
|Additional Information||Manganese is excreted through the biliary system. If bile flow is impaired, manganese can accumate in the brain and cause Parkinson-like symptoms.|
|Turn Around||1 week|
|Send to||First Class Post to: Specialist Laboratory Medicine,
St James's University Hospital,
|Collection Con||Dark blue (trace metals) tube required as EDTA sample tubes can be contaminated.|
|Sample REQ||Store at 4C prior to sending.|