What is the Chromium blood test?
Chromium is a mineral that the body uses in small doses for typical body functions, like digesting food. It also helps to move glucose into cells to use energy, as well as to turn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. This blood test is used to determine chromium values. This Hexavalent chromium, also known as metallic chromium, is commonly used in the production of steel and other industrial products. Chronic exposure to chromium metallic can cause serious problems.
When is the Chromium blood test recommended?
It is recommended in cases of:High cholesterol.Glaucoma.Decreased white blood cell count.Osteoporosis or nerve damage.Muscle weakness and impaired coordination.Numbness or tingling in the limbs.Irritability and depression.Confusion.
What does it measure?
The Chromium blood test: Analyzes the Chromium blood level. Chromium has been used for a wide range of industrial purposes because of its magnetic properties, its hardness, and its usefulness as an ingredient to reduce corrosion in steel. Chromium is also considered an essential nutrient and trace element in humans and is found in food and water. Chromium is thought to play a very important role in enabling insulin's function in macromolecule metabolism.Chromium toxicity can also occur through environmental exposure in the workplace. Inhaled chromium can lead to genetic mutations and cancer while stomach cancer can occur from oral chromium intake. Chromium supplementation is popular in some communities as low chromium levels, or chromium deficiency may lead to suboptimal regulation of the glucose in the body.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 96 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Chromium blood test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Chromium blood test in Mumbai is Rs.3200
How often should I get the Chromium blood test?
The Chromium blood test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Chromium blood test?
< 1.4 micrograms/ml
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Chromium blood test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Chromium blood test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Chromium blood test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Chromium blood test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!