Medical Advertisement Ministry of Health Appl. No. ZZ46220 – valid upto 11.06.2018
Good overview of one’s vitamin status, levels of minerals, trace elements and metals.
Levels of vitamins can reveal adequate intake or the need for supplements or a diet adjustment. Elevated blood metals indicate immediate exposure; reduced concentrations of essential minerals and trace elements reflect an inadequate intake and may be a sign of a nutritional deficiency. Hair provides a record of past and current trace element levels.
Material and Preanalytics
For the vitamin panel in blood
8ml serum + 6ml (2 separate tubes) EDTA blood (keep samples light-protected and send immediately)
For the mineral analysis in whole blood
5 ml whole blood in metal free tube
For the mineral/metal analysis in serum or plasma
5 ml serum or plasma
For the mineral analysis in hair
3 teaspoons of hair (approx. 30g) – untreated, non-colored hair only; if possible hair should be washed for 2 weeks with baby shampoo only.
ECL, EIA, HPLC, LCMS, LIA, ICPMS
The vitamin panel consists of the following parameters
Folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin A (Retinol), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D2+D3 (25-OH), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Vitamin H (Biotin), Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
The panel for minerals and metals in serum/plasma consists of the following parameters (21)
Basic panel (Aluminium, Antimony, Berryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Platinum, Selenium, Silver, Thallium, Tin, Uranium, Zinc) plus Calcium, Gallium
The panel for minerals and metals in whole blood consists of the following parameters (25)
Basic panel plus Arsenic, Chromium, Cobalt, Iodine, Vanadium, Zirconium
The panel for minerals and metals in hair consists of the following parameters (55)
Basic panel plus Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Calcium, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Cobalt, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Iodine, Iridium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Palladium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Strontium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Thorium, Thullium, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Zirconium
Vitamins up to 10 days, metal/mineral panels up to 14 days
according to ISO 15189
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