Also known as: Trace Elements; Micronutrients; Microminerals; Essential Minerals
Formal name: Trace Minerals
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To detect and monitor a mineral deficiency or excess; sometimes to evaluate your nutritional status
When to Get Tested?
When you have or of a mineral deficiency or excess; as indicated by your health care provider when you have a condition that affects mineral absorption, use, or storage
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a ; rarely, a hair sample, sample, or another body fluid sample
Test Preparation Needed?
Check with your health care practitioner to find out if fasting is needed before your test.