Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: March 28

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Elementary overview of heavy metals

Exposure to heavy metals is common as a result of environmental contamination of air, water, and soil as well as accumulation in food, tobacco, herbal medicines, and occupational contact. However, clinically relevant toxicity is much less prevalent. Toxic effects, when they occur, may present with non-specific symptoms, resulting in a very large differential for clinicians to consider.

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Published to PubMed This Week

Chantell Canfield

Chantell Canfield is a web content coordinator for Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She began working for Mayo Clinic in 2021.