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Measure: Concentrations of Trace Metals   #240500


Collect and analyze a blood sample to determine the concentrations of several trace metals. These metals may include cadmium, lead, manganese, selenium, and mercury.


This measure is to determine the levels of trace metals in the subject’s blood. High concentrations of metals in the blood may cause neurodevelopmental problems, particularly in young children or a developing fetus.



Cadmium, lead, manganese, selenium, mercury, venipuncture, National Children’s Study, NCS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC

Measure Release Date: January 31, 2017

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