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Manganese, Serum
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    Manganese, Serum

    Product Code: LMn

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    Test Description

    Manganese, Serum

    The Manganese (Mn) content in the adult human is 12 to 20 mg. About 25% is stored in the skeleton. Within each cell, Manganese is concentrated in the mitochondria. Bone, liver and pancreas tend to have the highest concentrations.

    Deficiency symptoms are unclear. There may be blood clotting defects, hypocholesterolemia, elevated serum calcium, phosphorus and alkaline phosphatase. There may be loss of muscle tone, diabetes and heart disease. Mn is an important part of the anti-oxidant enzyme super oxidase dismutase.

    Functions of Mn include synthesis of skeletal and connective tissue, fatty acids, cholesterol, DNA, RNA, and urea. It mobilizes fats from the liver and releases energy. Mn deficiency has also been indicated in development of hip abnormalities, joint disease and congenital malformations. Increased levels are found following industrial exposure (miners, foundry workers, ceramics, glass, varnish, food additives), in acute hepatitis, myocardial infarction and rheumatoid arthritis.

    Good sources of Mn are rice and wheat bran, whole grain cereals, green vegetables, nuts, dried legumes, tea, ginger and cloves.

    The RDA is about 2 to 3 mg/day.

    Test Details

    Process time: 5 to 7 business days

    Process method: The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.

    CPT code: 83785

    Special instructions: None

    Rejection causes: Hemolysis

    Collection Instructions

    Patient prep: None

    Specimen volume: 1.5 mL serum

    Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

    Collection container: Trace element non-additive tube

    Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube

    Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze

    Collection instructions: Click here for PDF


    Normal values: Serum = 0.08 to 0.26 ug/dL

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