Diagnostic tests

Heavy metal screening blood test

A heavy metal screening blood test is a laboratory test that measures the levels of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, in the blood. Heavy metals are toxic substances that can accumulate in the body and cause health problems. The test is often used to help diagnose and monitor heavy metal poisoning and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. The results of the test are reported as the levels of the different heavy metals in the blood, and elevated levels can indicate heavy metal poisoning.

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