Heavy Metal Blood Test

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

A heavy metal blood test is a group of tests that measure the degrees of potentially harmful metals in the blood. Heavy steels are found naturally in the environment, specific foods, medicines, and even in water. Heavy steels can get in your system in various ways. It can cause heavy metal poisoning if too much metal gets into your body. Heavy metal poisoning can lead to serious health issue. The specific symptoms and how it will affect you, depend on the type of metal and exactly how much of it is in your system. Other names: heavy steels panel, toxic metals, heavy metal poisoning test Heavy metal testing is used to discover if you have been revealed to specific metals, and just how much of the metal is in your system. Your wellness care provider may order a heavy metal blood test if you have symptoms of heavy metal poisoning. Some children under the age of 6 may need to be tested for lead due to the fact that they have a higher risk for lead poisoning. Lead poisoning is a very major type of heavy metal poisoning. In the past, lead was regularly used in paint and other house items. Children get revealed to lead by touching surfaces with lead, then putting their hands in their mouths. Children living in older houses and/or residing in poorer problems may be at an even higher risk due to the fact that their environments frequently have more lead. Even low levels of lead can cause long-term brain damage and behavioral disorders. Your child's pediatrician might suggest lead screening for your child, based on your living environment and your child's symptoms.

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