Arsenic Exposure Testing

Arsenic is a widely-known chemical element that’s often used in glass-making and wood preservation. While it’s applications can be used for good, arsenic can be harmful and even deadly when it makes its way into your body. It’s even been used as a poisoning agent in hundreds of murders through the years.

If you think you may have been exposed to arsenic, it’s important to receive the medical attention necessary to prevent long-term effects. The staff here at Test Smartly Labs is here to offer an affordable testing solution to provide accurate answers you can count on.

Types of Arsenic Exposure Testing

Depending on your circumstances, we can apply the most effective testing method. Arsenic has a short life. Because of this, acute exposure is often best detected with a urine sample. Serum testing is another option and can prove helpful if suspected exposure occurred within the past 24 hours. For chronic exposure during the last several weeks, hair and nail testing is often most appropriate. Some of the common symptoms that could point to arsenic poisoning include:

  • Dark urine
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Vertigo
  • Delirium
  • Shock
  • Death

If you know or suspect you have been exposed, the staff here at Test Smartly Labs is here to provide the most effective testing solutions. Time is of essence, so schedule your appointment today.