Lead poisoning is typically a chronic disease. The onset is gradually, with uncharacteristic symptoms headache, irritability, fatigue, loss of appetite. The blockage of several enzymes of the porphyrin/heme synthesis leads to anaemia, with its typical marked anaemic pallor. Symptoms are severe colicky abdominal pain, with constipation that can last up to ten days; also neurological disorders, particularly in the form of radial nerve paresis, as well as mental changes, and occasionally kidney injury. Acute lead poisoning is rare and is accompanied by signs of acute haemolysis. Moreover, the clinical materials symptoms related to the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system (from insomnia, dizziness, muscle tremors and muscle twitches to epileptic seizures) and the kidneys are more violent than in chronic lead poisoning.
No special preparation is needed for Lead. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Lead. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||< 10 microgram/dl|