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Trace Minerals

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Also known as: Trace Elements; Micronutrients; Microminerals; Essential Minerals
Formal name: Trace Minerals
Related tests: Chromium; Copper; Ceruloplasmin; Fluoride; Iodine; Iron Tests; Manganese; Molybdenum; Selenium; Zinc; Vitamin B12 and Folate; Vitamin D

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

World Health Organization. Micronutrient deficiencies. Available online at http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/ida/en/ through http://www.who.int. Accessed on Mar. 24, 2013.

Baratz, R. S. (2011 February 11, Reviewed). Hair Analysis Panel Discussion. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. Available online at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/hair_analysis/Appendix_c_robert.html through http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov. Accessed on Mar. 24, 2013.

Table 5-1 Trace Minerals. Merck Manual. PDF available for download at http://www.merckmanuals.com/media/professional/pdf/Trace_minerals.pdf through http://www.merckmanuals.com. Accessed on Mar. 25, 2013.

National Institutes of Health. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron. Available online at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/ through http://ods.od.nih.gov. Accessed on Mar. 25. 2013.

Mayo Clinic. A Vitamin A Day Might Not Keep The Doctor Away. Mar. 14, 2012. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2012-mchi/6760.html through http://www.mayoclinic.org. Accessed Mar. 26, 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (© 2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry: AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 407-410.

Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 260-261, 292-295, 408-409, 634-637, 710-713, 746-747, 976-977, 1152-1155.

(Updated 2005 August 5). Chromium. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet [On-line information]. Available online at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/chromium.asp through http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov. Accessed April 2009.

(Updated 2007 August 24). Iron. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet [On-line information]. Available online at http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/iron.asp through http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov. Accessed April 2009.

(Updated 2004 August 1). Selenium. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet [On-line information]. Available online at http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/selenium.asp through http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov. Accessed April 2009.

(Updated 2009 January 21). Zinc. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet [On-line information]. Available online at http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/FactSheets/Zinc.asp through http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov. Accessed April 2009.

Johnson, L. (Reviewed 2008 August). Mineral Deficiency and Toxicity The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec01/ch005/ch005a.html?qt=trace%20mineral&alt=sh through http://www.merck.com. Accessed March 2009.

Johnson, L. (Reviewed 2008 August). Minerals and Electrolytes. The Merck Manual of Medical Information – Second Home Edition [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec12/ch155/ch155a.html through http://www.merck.com. Accessed March 2009.

McMillin, G. (Updated 2008 September). Trace Minerals. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/GastrointestinalDz/NutritionalAssessment/TraceMinerals.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed April 2009.

L. Aills, et al. (2008 March 12). ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 4 (2008) S73-S108 [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.asbs.org/Newsite07/resources/bgs_final.pdf through http://www.asbs.org. Accessed April 2009.