Metal and Trace Element Testing [Test in Focus]


Related Tests

Mayo Clinic’s metals laboratory performs 80+ tests, including:

Clinical Information

Mayo Clinic has one of the leading reference laboratories in the world that performs elemental analysis and metal testing for patients.

We routinely perform analysis for:

  • Essential elements (e.g., selenium, copper, zinc, and iron) to diagnose deficiency or toxicity or as a marker for disease.
  • Heavy metals (e.g., arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, and thallium) to diagnose toxicity.
  • Trace elements (e.g., aluminum chromium, manganese, silver, nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, antimony, titanium, vanadium, platinum, iodine) to diagnose toxicity.

We also perform kidney stone analysis.

Specimen Type

Acceptable Sample Types

  • Whole Blood
  • Serum
  • Urine
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Liver Tissue

Performance Information

  • Our Metals Laboratory has more than 30 years of clinical experience and a staff of 30 full-time employees.
  • We operate 6 days/week, 2 shifts/day for fast turnaround times.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (@mayocliniclabs)

Mayo Clinic Laboratories

This post was authored by the Marketing Team at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.