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Chromium, Serum

$105.00
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
Please note that lab kits cannot be shipped to
New York, Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.
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SKU:
LChrB
Chromium (Cr) has many industrial uses and is discharged in the environment as industrial waste. In the body, it exists in the +3 and +6 oxidation states. Cr functions in the control of glucose and lipid metabolism. Cr potentiates insulin action and insulin resistance may be the result of chromium deficiency. Insulin appears to be ineffective as a glucose regulator without Cr.
 
Deficiency symptoms may include high or low blood glucose, lean tissue wasting, anxiety, fatigue, retarded growth, decreased glycogen reserves, high blood lipids and possibly heart disease and diabetes.
 
Sources for Cr are brewer's yeast, liver, meat, cheese, legumes, beans, peas, whole grains, black pepper, and molasses.
 

REFERENCES:

  • Harrison, W. W.: The determination of trace elements in human hair by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Clinica Chimica Acta, 1969:23; 36-39
  • Boss, C.B., Fredeen K.J.: Concepts, instrumentation and techniques in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, 2nd Ed, 1999, Perkin Elmer Corporation.
  • Losi, M.E., et al.: Environmental biochemistry of chromium. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 1994, 136:91-121.
  • Freund, H., Atamian, S, Fisher, J.E.: Chromium deficiency during TPN. JAMA, 1979, 241:496-498.
COLLECTION CONTAINER:
Trace element non-additive tube
COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS:
LCHRB-Chromium-Serum.pdf
STATE & SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS:
We cannot ship lab kits to NY, AK, HI, or international
MINIMUM VOLUME:
0.1 mL
NORMAL VALUES:
Serum = 0.1 to 1.7 ug/L
PATIENT PREP:
None
PROCESS METHOD:
The methodology is by atomic absorption/ICP.
PROCESS TIME:
5 to 7 business days
REJECTION CAUSES:
Hemolysis
SPECIMEN VOLUME:
0.5 mL serum
TRANSPORT CONTAINER:
Metal-free plastic transport tube
TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS:
Refrigerate or freeze