Checking selenium without a doctor

Dan Wich looking disgusted at a urine test

By: Dan Wich

Order selenium blood testing online

In the majority of US states you can order selenium testing online and have the blood drawn at a local blood draw center (see my general overview of the process).

Here are the companies I've found that allow you to order selenium directly:

Take a look at my state-specific issues page if you're in AZ, MD, NJ, NY or RI.

Understanding the results

Chris Masterjohn has a podcast episode about selenium testing that was enourmously helpful to me. There's also a transcript if you're not the podcast-listenin' type. Here's my criminally-oversimplified mind-map of it:

Mindmap of selenium podcast episode

I haven't yet figured out if there's a way to get the Genova Oxidative Stress 2.0 panel he mentions without a doctor. In the meantime, Genova offers a doctor finder.

If you're interested in self-testing as I am, check out my Facebook or Twitter account where I post interesting self-testing news and get a little too excited about blood test sales.


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Please leave a comment if you see a way to improve this page or if you have any questions. Keep in mind that I know little about the medical side of bloodwork, I just enjoy making sites with lists of things.

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