Blood analysis for metals gives total concentrations of the elements circulating both extracellularly in serum/plasma as well as intracellularly (blood cell function). Analysis of blood is thus effective for controlling deficiencies or exceeds of essential trace elements and minerals. Blood analysis can also be performed in order to evaluate for example gastrointestinal and renal functions.
A blood sample for metal analysis is typically drawn before, during and/or not long after metal exposure or detoxification.
ALS Scandinavia offers accredited blood analysis of 67 elements by high-resolution ICP-MS (ICP-SFMS).
For more information about our laboratory, please see ICP Laboratory.
ALS conducts own research in the field of metal, element speciation and isotope analysis of clinical samples. The research at ALS has resulted in a large number of scientific articles and conference papers. Please follow the link for more information about our research.
Questions and answers
All our blood analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Luleå. Please contact our customer service at + 46 920 28 99 00 for more information or send a message below directly to our customer service team.