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how did you convince your doctor to test for zinc poisoning?

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  • Dr. Chris February 25, 2011

    If the symptoms of poisoning are present then your doctor will consider sending you for a toxicology screen. Symptoms will also have to be considered against the back drop of any existing conditions. Zinc poisoning is uncommon unless you are working in an environment with these type of metals or related chemicals, or if you take mega doses of the vitamin. If your symptoms cannot be attributed to any existing medical condition that is the more likely cause, then only will poisoning be considered. However, you have the right to go for a toxicology screen privately if you are prepared to pay for it. If you are expecting the assistance of a free public health care system or such a funded service (depending on where you live) to pay for the toxicology screen then they will only consider it when there is a history of exposure or other possible causes have been excluded.

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