Heavy Metal Screening

Hair mineral analysis

Hair mineral analysis  is a screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. Hair is an excellent biopsy material. It is easy to sample, easily preserved and transported, represents a soft tissue of the body, and is a storage and eliminative tissue. As hair grows it forms a permanent record of the body’s nutritional deficiencies or excesses. Minerals screened include electrolytes – calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus and trace minerals – copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt,and zinc. Toxic metal screening includes lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum. For more information visit Can Alt Labs

Urinary toxic metal screening

Urinary toxic metals are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic elements and wasting of nutrient elements. Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent is an objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic metals. Acute metal poisoning is rare. More common, however, is a chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. One cannot draw valid conclusions about adverse health effects of metals without assessing net retention. For an individual, toxicity occurs when net retention exceeds physiological tolerance. For more information visit Doctors Data