Manganese, 24 hour, urine

Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element with many industrial uses. Manganese is the 12th most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is used predominantly in the production of steel. These industrial processes cause elevated environmental exposures to airborne manganese dust and fumes, which in turn have led to well-documented cases of neurotoxicity among exposed workers. Mining and iron and steel production have been implicated as sources of exposure.

Manganese in urine represents the excretion of excess manganese from the body. Elevated levels may indicate occupational exposure or excessive nutritional intake.

Specimens from normal individuals have very low levels of manganese.

  • Sample of urine
  • We perform the test upon request