Selenium, Urine

Diagnostic Use

Soluble selenium compounds are readily absorbed through the lungs and from the gut. They are methylated in the liver to trimethylselenonium ion and rapidly excreted in the urine.
Selenium is used to supplement livestock feed and in some fertilisers. It is also used in the electrical and electronics industry, semiconductors, glass production, and the paint industry. The cosmetic industry uses selenium in antidandruff shampoos.


Lipids/Trace Metals

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Laboratory Handling


Send to separating if ambient on arrival. Send to trace metals if frozen on arrival.


Aliquot to Core laboratory for UCRN

Turnaround Time

5 days

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