- Assessment of oral exposure to toxic metals and elements
- Monitor natural route of metal detoxification in infants
- Convenient specimen collection procedure
- Analysis by ICP-MS
Analysis of elements in faeces provides indirect information about the potential for toxic metal burden. For many toxic metals, faecal (biliary) excretion is the primary natural route of elimination from the body. Faecal elemental analysis also provides a direct indication of oral / dietary exposure to toxic metals. Specimen collection is convenient for the patient and only requires a single-step procedure.
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