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Selenium - Plasma

Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
Trace Metal Tube (Navy top)
Minimum Adult Volume
5mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
Once a week
Reference Interval

Less than 4 mths: 0.2 – 1.3 umol/L

4-12mths: 0.2 – 1.5 umol/L

1-5 years: 0.4 – 1.6 umol/L

5 – 18years: 0.5 – 1.6 umol/L

18 years and older: 0.80 - 1.40 umol/L

 

References:

  1. J Pope, M Black, HG Schneider. Reference intervals for serum selenium in adults from Victoria. Clin Biochem Rev 34 (iii), S32
  2. Muntau et al. Age-related Reference Values for Serum Selenium Concentrations in Infants and Children. Clin Chem (2002) 48:3 555–560.