- Measurement of toxic and functional intracellular elements
- Analysis by sensitive ICP-MS
- Result specific commentary provided
- Requires unwashed packed red blood cells (via blood draw)
Analysis of red blood cells provides the best diagnostic tool for assessing the status of elements that have important functions inside cells or on blood cell membranes. Blood cell element levels are useful for assessing cardiac influences, anti-inflammatory processes, anemia, immunological function, glucose tolerance and other disorders that are associated specifically with zinc deficiency.