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Heavy Metals

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Also known as: Toxic Metals
Formal name: Heavy Metals Panel
Related tests: Lead, Mercury, Iron, Copper

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for, detect, and monitor excessive exposure to specific heavy metals

When to Get Tested?

Periodically when you work with heavy metals, or when your doctor suspects that you may have been exposed

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a 24-hour urine sample; rarely, a hair sample, tissue sample, or other body fluid sample

Test Preparation Needed?