Silver Whole Blood Test


Test Code: 790552
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Silver Whole Blood Test

This test measures the level of silver in the blood.  Silver is utilized in a number of industrial settings including those involved in the production of jewelry, electronic components, window coatings, medications, batteries, and other metal products.  Overexposure to silver through inhalation or ingestion can cause toxicity.  Symptoms of silver toxicity can include increased blood pressure, diarrhea, stomach irritation, and difficulty breathing.  Chronic exposure can lead to liver or kidney damage.

This test is typically ordered when a person has symptoms of silver toxicity, especially if they work in a setting where silver is present.  For other testing options, please see our Heavy Metals Category.

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-8 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.

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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.

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