Collection Method


Kit Requirements


Turn Around Time

7-10 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Selenium plays a critical role in antioxidant defence, thyroid hormone metabolism, and fertility and reproduction (1, 2). Adequate selenium levels support an efficient immune system, protect against oxidative stress, and play a role in DNA synthesis and repair (1).

Conversely, selenium deficiency can lead to health problems, including weakened immunity, thyroid dysfunction, and increased susceptibility to chronic diseases like heart disease and certain cancers (1, 2). Monitoring selenium levels ensures that individuals maintain an optimal balance of this micronutrient, promoting overall health and reducing the risk of associated disorders.


1. Mehdi Y, Hornick JL, Istasse L, Dufrasne I. Selenium in the Environment, Metabolism and Involvement in Body Functions. Molecules [Internet]. 2013 Mar 13;18(3):3292–311. Available from:

2. Ventura M, Melo M, Carrilho F. Selenium and Thyroid Disease: From Pathophysiology to Treatment. International Journal of Endocrinology [Internet];2017:1–9. Available from:

Test Method



  • Selenium

Test Method

ICP-MS (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry)

Common Conditions

  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Autoimmune disorders
    • Immune function
  • Reproductive Health
    • Male fertility issues
    • Sperm quality
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Mental health
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Thyroid disorders

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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