Why this test?
To detect the concentration of trace elements in the body.
In what cases is it prescribed?
- When a deficiency or excess of selenium is detected.
- For monitoring the concentration of selenium during long-term parenteral nutrition.
- To assess the risk or presence of oncological diseases and diseases of the cardiovascular system. With toxic liver damage and chronic alcoholism.
Information about the test
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant. It prevents oxidation of cell membranes, prevents degenerative changes in important biomolecules of cells, thereby slowing down the aging process of the body. Selenium increases the activity of T-lymphocytes, antibodies, macrophages, and interferon. Selenium preserves the elasticity of body tissues; prevents fiber aging; prevents the appearance of dandruff; protects the body not only from free radicals, but also from UV radiation, viruses, and bacterial infections