Heavy Metal and Other Toxic & Essential Elements
Detailed Instructions, Report with 60 Minute Zoom Interpretation Consultation
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Heavy Metal, Other Toxic & Essential Elements, Hair Analysis
“Hair is the tissue of choice for detection of toxic metal exposure”
With respect to its contained elements, hair is essentially an excretory tissue rather than a functional tissue. Hair element analysis provides important information which, in conjunction with symptoms and other laboratory values, can assist the functional medicine professional with an early diagnosis of physiological disorders associated with aberrations in essential and toxic element metabolism. As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no further exchange or equilibration with other tissues.
This noninvasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair. Scalp hair is easy to sample, and because it grows an average of one to two cm per month, it contains a “”temporal record”” of element metabolism and exposure to toxic elements. Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
Toxic elements may be 200 to 300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony and mercury. The CDC acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methylmercury.
This Program Includes:
Detailed Kit-Based Hair Instruction
Detailed Test Report
60- Minute Interpretation Consultation
Consultation must occur within 60 days of receiving results.
Test Preparation and Reminders
Please make sure ALL information is entered onto the test requisition form included in the kit and all required patient signatures are completed (missing information may cause a delay in testing and/or interpretation).
- Be sure to follow the specimen collection instructions.
- Provide all required information including signature on requisition form.
- Make sure collection containers are securely closed and placed in the appropriate bag/box.
- Check whether the box has prepaid FedEx, UPS or US Mail postage.
- If you have any questions, please call Live Well LLC 703-929-6855.
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Important Note Prior to Purchase
This program is non-refundable, non-transferable and must be completed within 60 days of purchasing. We do not support lab ordering for patients in NY, NJ, and RI.