Essential Trace Elements

Essential Trace Elements

4 essential minerals
Vacutainer Collection by Healthcare Professional Only
Order by 3pm m-f for same day dispatch
Biomarkers Included: 4 - See below for details
Estimated Turnaround Time in working days: 7
Inclusions: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium
Lab Code: BH255
Free Delivery
Regular price£99.00
Collect 990 Pathology Points worth £9.90 to put towards future testing.

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A Phlebotomy Only Test

This blood test is unavailable for fingerprick (microtainer) collection. If you're unsure about how to access this test or how the procedure works please watch this short video.

Sample Collection Options for this Essential Trace Elements Test.

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Cost: Arrange Yourself

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This whole blood test is for 4 essential trace elements needed in very small quantities by the body (hence the description of 'trace'). Despite the tiny amounts required, they are often inadequately ingested and deficiencies are common.

Copper - deficiency is rare but more common after gastric surgery and in coeliac disease. Supplementing with zinc can lead to copper deficiency. Excess is recognised, and Wilson's disease is the name given to the most common cause

Zinc - 9% of British children do not ingest sufficient Zinc for long term good health - a higher number than other European nations. 10% of younger women are reported to take insufficient zinc for optimal long term health.

Selenium - intake in the UK has declined since the 1970s, and several government led surveys have demonstrated low selenium intake across a wide age range of the UK population.

Magnesium - deficiency is increasingly recognised amongst certain groups of people - for example uncontrolled diabetics, those with bowel disorders and some taking long term medication such as omeprazole.

Special Instructions:
Laboratory Notes: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Magnesium
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Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews


Extremely efficient service from beginning to end. Procedure carried out quickly and efficiently. Results were very swift. Will be using again.

Lisa Underhill-Price

Impressed with speed of despatch after ordering. Kit and instructions very easy to understand and follow. Posted back to lab Monday morning, results received Wednesday morning, Thanks, may well be back soon.

Paula Loftus

As always, a superb service by all the BH team. Fast, efficient but very thoughtfuland caring of medical conditions, and associated patient mindset.. highly reccomended .cg

Chris Gomez

Utterly patient, kind and helpful, kit arrived next day, as did my results. 5 stars well-deserved.

Dell Finniam

Great service and product. The turn around is brilliant (mostly - there was a glitch during the early part of the Covid pandemic, but that seems to be resolved now). Tests are recognised by the medical profession so I am able to use the results to get the treatment I need without further tests.

Alexis Faulkner

I had various questions which they answered via email/webchat and the timing of getting a kit, sending it back and getting the results was good.

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