Arsenic (AS) is a toxic heavy element present in organic and inorganic forms by nature. Sometimes abnormal quantities may present in groundwater (much above parts per million-PPM) levels and cause serious health issues such as heavy metal toxicity damaging kidneys. This test is included in the heavy metal test which is used to evaluate the toxic metals present in the blood or urine. Arsenic – Serum test measures the arsenic level in the blood to examine whether our body was exposed to the toxic arsenic recently by accidental poisoning or suspected murder or autopsy by a forensic expert.
Test Code: 2854
₹ 2,900.00


Why Arsenic serum test?


Arsenic Serumtest is performed to check for exposure to arsenic- heavy metal toxicity. This test detects the amount of arsenic present in the bloodstream. . In arsenic poisoning the body contains high levels of arsenic as the tissues have high affinity and are gradually excreted in the urine. Accidental poisoning can also occur by consuming contaminated foods, certain seafood (shellfishes), overuse of pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and rice, etc. Ingestion of a large amount of arsenic can lead to gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, recurring diarrhea, thickening of skin and discoloration, small corns or warts on the palm and soles, numbness of hands and feet (paresthesias), disturbances of the blood such as hemolysis and circulation abnormal heart rhythm, damage to the nervous system, partial paralysis and eventually, leads to death.


General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: No seafood consumption for 48 hours.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.    

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.