Arsenic – Spot Urine

Everyone has seen arsenic poisoning in crime dramas. However, in real life, this kind of poisoning is usually occurring over a long period of time and does not cause immediate death. The slow poisoning is happening due to exposure to some agricultural products, breathing in the air polluted with arsenic, living near landfills and waste treatment, drinking polluted water, consuming sea products that grew in polluted waters.

Long term exposure to arsenic may result in darkening skin, constant sore throat, persistent digestive issues. Later on, a person is exposed to red or swollen skin, skin changes, such as new warts or lesions, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, muscle cramps, tingling of fingers and toes.

This test is part of the metal toxicity panel.

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