Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.Fasting Required:
5-7 Business DaysNote: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.Description:
Elements are the basic building blocks of all chemical compounds, and human exposure to them occurs both from natural and anthropogenic (caused by humans, eg air pollution) sources. Many elements are considered nutrients and are essential for the proper functioning of the body. These are generally divided between macrominerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc, and trace minerals including selenium, iodine, boron and molybdenum.
Equally, there are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body, interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients.
Hair element analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for bodily excess, shortage or poor circulation of elements. It should not be considered a stand-alone investigative test for crucial element function, and should be used in combination with patient symptoms and other laboratory tests.
Hair is vulnerable to external elemental contamination by means of certain shampoos, bleaches, dyes, and curing or straightening treatments. Therefore, the first step in the interpretation of a hair element report is to rule out sources of external contamination.
Test Includes: Aluminum Antimony Arsenic Barium Beryllium Bismuth Cadmium Lead Mercury Platinum Thallium Thorium Uranium Nickel Silver Tin Titanium Calcium Magnesium Sodium Potassium Copper Zinc Manganese Chromium Vanadium Molybdenum Boron Iodine Lithium Phosphorus Selenium Strontium Sulfur Cobalt Iron Germanium Rubidium Zirconium