Metals - Trace Element Laboratory
The trace element laboratory currently provides a comprehensive analytical and clinical advisory service for a range of around 25 specialist tests of trace element status in a range of body fluids including plasma, serum, whole blood, urine, other fluids and tissue. These are used for nutritional monitoring, industrial monitoring and toxicological diagnosis.
In addition the trace element laboratory provides an essential support service to the Regional Toxicology Unit based at Llandough Hospital.
Information for Patients
These laboratory services cannot be accessed directly by patients - a referral from a GP or specialist doctor is required (depending upon the condition involved). If you have any questions about the services available and how these can be accessed by you or your family, please contact your GP to discuss. They should also have information about the funding of these tests within your area as this varies both within and outside of the
Current Service List
Metals Test Repertoire 2012/13 including prices – available to view or download.
For all enquiries please contact either:
Steve Smith (Senior Biomedical Scientist) Tel - 02920 748371 Email - Steve.C.Smith@wales.nhs.uk
Joanne Rogers (Clinical Scientist) Tel - 02920 748364 Email - Joanne.Rogers@wales.nhs.uk
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