Selenium Test

Selenium Test

The Selenium Test is a simple blood test that measures the level of selenium in your blood. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is important for many bodily functions. A deficiency in selenium can lead to a variety of health problems. The Selenium Test can be used to indicate selenium deficiency and monitor selenium levels in people taking selenium supplements.

Selenium Test FAQ

What is a selenium test?

The selenium lab test measures the selenium blood level.

Why is a selenium blood test important?

The selenium test is a screening test that helps check for abnormal selenium levels.

Do I need to prepare in any special way before a selenium level test?

It is recommended that you refrain from taking supplements for at least 72 hours before a selenium blood test as they may impact your test results.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Selenium Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on December 14, 2023

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Selenium Blood Test - More Information

The selenium test, sometimes known as a selenium blood test, selenium lab test and selenium level test, measures the selenium blood level.

Selenium is a mineral that plays a role in metabolic processes related to antioxidants and anti-aging. In excess, selenium can be toxic and cause a selenium poisoning condition known as selenosis. Symptoms of excessive selenium levels include hair and nail loss, fatigue, and a garlic breath odor. It can progress into more severe illness if not addressed. Low selenium levels, or selenium deficiency, is a rare condition that can occur from poor absorption of selenium. Some research is underway to see if low selenium blood levels have an impact on chronic medical conditions, but no strong evidence has been identified yet.

To get a selenium test near you, order online and get the blood test done at a Quest Diagnostics lab. Once the selenium lab report is ready, it will be available for electronic download. As can be seen on the sample selenium lab results above, selenium blood levels are reported as a number and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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