MANGANESE, whole blood
B-Mn ATK 7007

Manganese plays an important role in several physiological processes. Manganese participates in amino acid, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. It protects the cells from oxygenation, i.e. works as an antioxidant in the body.


Determining the manganese levels in the body.


5 mL of lithium or sodium heparin blood

Mix the sample well. The tube must not contain any clots. Take trace element samples last in order to cleanse the sampling needle of possible trace element residues. If this is the only test requisition, first take one extra tube. No fasting is needed.

No trace element supplements 12 hours before sampling. 

Storage and delivery

Ship at room temperature on sampling day (shipping Mon-Thu). Store frozen over the weekend, ship at room temperature.



Turnaround time

10 weekdays

Reference ranges

women 0.08 – 0.28 μmol/L
men 0.08 – 0.28 μmol/L
The same sample can be used to measure Cu, K, Mg, P, Se and Zn.