Evaluating selenium poisoning.

  title={Evaluating selenium poisoning.},
  author={Kern L. Nuttall},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  volume={36 4},
Selenium poisoning in humans is reviewed from the perspective of the clinical laboratory. While evaluation of selenium poisoning is straightforward when the analytic results are markedly elevated and the patient is acutely symptomatic, distinguishing toxic from non-toxic elevations is a more frequent issue and more challenging. A significant problem is that selenium is determined as its total concentration in spite of the fact that different chemical forms of selenium have different toxic… CONTINUE READING