Selenium is an essential trace element, involved in the aetiology of several diseases. At normal concentrations, selenium has a protective effect against several disease states however this protection is lost at lower concentrations and selenium can be toxic at high concentrations. It is therefore important to monitor selenium levels to ensure they are kept within the normal range. Ransel measures glutathione peroxidase which has a direct correlation with selenium levels.
Ransel has applications in:
Glutathione Peroxidase can be measured to determine the therapeutic efficacy and antioxidant potential of newly developed drugs.
Identifying and correctly treating sports professionals at risk of selenium deficiency.
Clinical and Veterinary
Diagnosis of patients or animals suffering from diseases related to selenium deficiency. Risk factors include age, diet, smoking, stress, autoimmune disease and chemotherapy.