Hunnisett A, Howard J, Davies S
J. Nutr. Med. 1990;1:209-215
There is limited clinical interest in the role of manganese in the pathogenesis and therapy of disease despite the fact that some research has shown it to be an important trace mineral. One of the reasons for this may be the difficulty in the accurate measurement of Mn concentration in biological fluids with the expertise and expense required. A functional test for Mn status is described based upon the activation of isocitrate dehydrogenase by Mn. The results obtained from this test are compared with more conventional indices of Mn status, i.e. serum and sweat concentrations. The possible limitations are discussed along with its advantages as a simple and inexpensive screening test.
NOTICE : Biolab Limited has gone into administration
14th July 2022
Biolab Limited has gone into administration due to the delay by The Care Quality Commission in processing our application to transfer our business activities to our laboratory site in West London following an earlier temporary suspension.
We always remained highly confident that Biolab would reopen and invested heavily in relocating the business, retaining and retraining our employees, developing new and improved methods of work and updating our documentation, so this comes as a huge disappointment for us all, but as you’ll appreciate no business can continue indefinitely without an income.
We are no longer able to process any samples for testing.
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