Bismuth Blood Test

The Bismuth Blood Test test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Bismuth, Serum/Plasma

Bismuth Blood Test

Monitor exposure to bismuth

Bismuth is primarily ingested orally or intramuscularly. Several bismuth compounds are utilized in medicine. Bismuth compounds are thought to be poorly to moderately absorbed after inhalation, topical application, or ingestion. 

Bismuth and its salts can harm the kidneys; however, the damage is usually minor. Large amounts can be lethal. Industrially, it is regarded as one of the least dangerous heavy metals. 

Side effects of bismuth subsalicylate include stomach discomfort. 

  • anal discomfort 
  • anxiousness. 
  • a tongue that is black or 'hairy.' 
  • stools in clay or gray-black 
  • cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat) 
  • confusion. 
  • constipation (may be chronic)


The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.


*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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