Also known as: Trace Minerals; Micronutrients; Essential Minerals
Formal name: Trace Elements
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To detect and monitor a mineral deficiency or excess; sometimes to evaluate your nutritional status
When to Get Tested?
When you have or of a specific mineral deficiency or excess; as indicated when you have a condition that affects mineral absorption, use, or storage
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random or ; rarely, a sample, or another body fluid sample
Test Preparation Needed?
Please check with your doctor to find out if you are required to fast before your test is performed.