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Arsenic is a chemical element considered to be a heavy metal. Arsenic is typically used in pesticides, rodenticides, weed killers, paint and wood preservatives.
Arsenic can also be found as a contaminant in food and water sources. Shellfish and other seafood, as well as fruits, vegetables, and rice; are the foods most commonly contaminated. Arsenic poisoning typically occurs as a result of industrial exposure, from contaminated wine or illegally distilled spirits.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. This test is also included in the Heavy Metals Panel. For the entire panel please refer to test code LC100003.
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Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.