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Selenium Se

Selenium (Se) is one of the most important trace elements - minerals of the body, with strong antioxidant properties, and participates in several physiological functions, the main ones being:

  • Immune regulation
  • Regulation of reproduction mechanisms
  • Tissue protection from oxidative stress damage

Selenium analysis is recommended in conditions that may create a deficiency

It is mainly caused by:

  1. low intake of it in eating disorders
  2. malabsorption (gastrointestinal operations - celiac disease - gastritis)
  3. increased physical needs

High levels of selenium are rarely seen, and are indicated by loss of hair and nails

For adults, the following are applied:

Expected levels in healthy people 46-143 µg/ml

A simple morning blood draw (7.30-9.30 am), without food preparation or avoiding taking widely used drugs

Avoid selenium supplements for 72 hours

Result in 2-3 working days.

A single examination costs 40 euros*.

*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up

The exam is NOT prescribed at the EOPYY, with the participation of the examinee as defined in the referral (15%, unless otherwise stated)

**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions

Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and

The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor

Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology

April 2019

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