Mineral Deficiency Panel
Mineral Deficiency Panel
This package includes several blood tests that check the levels of essential minerals. Minerals are nutrients that your body needs to function properly. Most minerals come from the food we eat. A deficiency in one or more minerals is often the result of an improper diet or disorders that prevent the proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. The effects of mineral deficiencies can build up over time and may not be immediately apparent. When symptoms do occur they can include fatigue, weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, and a weakened immune system.
This panel includes:
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): A CMP includes a variety of tests including protein, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, and glucose.
- Copper: Copper helps in the development of red blood cells and aids the functioning of blood vessels, nerves, and the immune system.
- Ferritin: Ferritin is a protein that stores iron. Ferritin levels usually rise and fall along with iron.
- Iron & Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC): Iron is essential for the formation of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body.
- Magnesium: Magnesium helps control a number of processes including metabolism, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, brain function, and nervous system function.
- Phosphorus: Phosphorus aids in the development of healthy teeth and bones. It also helps the body grow and maintain its cells and tissues.
- Zinc: Zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system and allows wounds to heal quickly.
Mineral testing is typically ordered when someone has one or more symptoms of mineral deficiency. Please see our Nutritional Testing Category for additional tests related to vitamin and nutritional deficiency.
Turnaround for this test is typically 3-5 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Fasting for 9-12 hours is required before collection.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity testing should occur prior to given therapeutic iron or blood transfusion. The collection should occur a minimum of 4 days after blood transfusion.
This package includes:
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel CMP, Comprehensive Chem Panel
Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity TIBC, transferrin saturation, Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity (UIBC)
Phosphorus P, Phos, PO4, Inorganic Phosphate
Copper, Blood Cu Plasma or Serum