Bromine Bromide (level determination) (BR serum
)Synonyms: Dibro-Be potassium bromideFor the
purpose of measuring the antiepileptic medication level
This test is used in therapy control and monitoring of bromide.
Pre-analysis Blood collection: immediately before taking the medication again.
lightly anesthetized under therapy: 400 - 1000 mg/lheavily
anesthetized: 1000 - 2000 mg/ltoxic
range: >2500 mg/l
measurement method: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS)
Too high a value of Bromium can cause Iodine deficiency. When iodine is deficient, the thyroid gland slows down and swells. This is also called goitre or goiter. Symptoms of a slow acting thyroid gland can be: weight gain, feeling cold, sluggishness and constipation.
Bromine and fluorine compete with iodine in the body; a higher dose of iodine is needed to get rid of these toxic compounds to normalize the iodine status. Bromine is found in hair products, flame retardants (wallpaper, carpets, mattresses), pesticides and medications.
Some people want to measure overload with bromium because it can cause iodine deficiency. (Symptoms overload bromium ruby spots/ red cherry pins torso)