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Selenium Blood Test
Selenium Blood Test
Selenium Blood Test
Selenium Blood Test
Selenium Blood Test

Selenium Blood Test

Selenium is an essential trace element with important functions throughout the body including aiding the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones, strengthening the immune system and in DNA synthesis. Selenium is found in many foods but has highest quantities in brazil nuts, seafood, kidney and meat. Selenium deficiency symptoms include weakness, dizziness, hair loss and nausea. Although selenium is required in the body, exposure to high levels can cause adverse health effects. Toxicity may occur following over-ingestion of supplements/foods or through occupational exposure.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 6 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Minerals

Minerals (1 Biomarker)

Selenium is an essential trace element with important functions throughout the body including aiding the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones, strengthening the immune system and in DNA synthesis. Selenium is found in many foods but has highest quantities in brazil nuts, seafood, kidney and meat. Selenium deficiency symptoms include weakness, dizziness, hair loss and nausea. Although selenium is required in the body, exposure to high levels can cause adverse health effects. Toxicity may occur following over-ingestion of supplements/foods or through occupational exposure.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You want to measure the level of selenium in your body
  • You are an employer required to carry out biological monitoring for workers potentially exposed to excess selenium

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.