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Manganese

This is an important test that is typically used to diagnose bone or kidney problems.

Venous blood
1 tests included
5 days turnaround

£89.00

£69.00

About Manganese

What is manganese?

Manganese is an essential mineral for humans found in many foods including nuts, seeds, leafy vegetables and whole grains. It is important for the function of many enzymes including those involved in metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, amino acids and cholesterol. Manganese also has roles in bone health, clotting, reproduction and central nervous system function. Exposure to high levels of manganese might occur through industrial processes such as steel production. Toxic amounts of manganese are associated with neurological and psychiatric changes such as Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms, changes in personality, irritability and aggressiveness. Elevated manganese is also associated with a disease of the blood vessels called Behcet’s disease. Manganese deficiency can lead to changes in carbohydrate and fat metabolism, decreased glucose tolerance, reduced bone health, skin rashes, iron-deficiency anaemia and nausea and vomiting.  

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of manganese in the blood. It is typically used to diagnose bone or kidney problems.

 

What's tested

Trace Metals

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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