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Cobalt, Plasma

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Laboratory: Quest Diagnostics

Cobalt is a nutritional element that is important for good health in very small amounts (as part of Vitamin B12). Very rarely a deficiency of cobalt can lead to pernicious anemia, a potentially lethal ailment. Overexposure to cobalt, typically used in manufacturing, can also be lethal.

Cobalt with chromium and titanium are often used in artificial joints. They may corrode when they come in contact with body fluids, and when their surfaces dissolves the metals can enter into the body's circulation. These three can also combine with the proteins in the body which can result in an allergic immune condition such as a skin rash. The problem is that when two dissimilar metals come into contact they can release metal alloy in the bloodstream. So when these three metals are used in joint replacement, they may react to each other.

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