Arsenic Hair. Nails/ Arsenic, Hair/ Arsenic, Nails - Drug Toxicity
Indication : Arsenic is a toxic heavy metal that is incorporated into hair and nails. Presence of arsenic in hairs and nails.
Physiology : Arsenic accumulates in bones, hair, and nails and is used to detect chronic exposure, since arsenic is laid down in keratin soon after ingestion.
Normal Values : Hair: up to 65 mg/100 g (8.7 nmol/g). Nail: 90-180 mg/100 g (12-24 nmol/g).
Critical Values : values >100 mg/100 g (> 13.4 nmol/g)
Test Method : Electro-thermal atomic absorption spectrometry (AA)
Related Drugs : Arsenic, Heavy Metal Screen, Urine.