Sample Type: WB EDTA OR HEPARIN
Method: ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROPHOTOMETRY
Arsenic is a heavy metal. This test is performed to detect arsenic poisoning. Signs and symptoms of acute arsenic poisoning include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, hypotension, fever, hemolysis, seizures and altered mental state. When suspected test should be performed as soon as possible but no later than 2 days as arsenic rapidly shifts inside the cells from the blood.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking