Tests for 20 Toxic Heavy Metals
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The Tests show the presence and levels of the following toxic heavy metals:
The only accurate way to determine heavy metal toxicity is by using the Provoked 6 Hour Urine Challenge with DMSA as the provoking agent. Hair analysis only shows short term, acute exposures and is not an accurate measure of the total body burden. Blood tests will not show the presence of heavy metals as the metals are in the cells and bones, not in the blood.
- Assessment of toxic metal retention and essential element status/wasting.
- Monitors detoxification therapy. The only way to ensure your detox method is working is with real, measurable, scientific results.
- Analysis by ICP-MS. This means professional testing by a certified laboratory.
- Result specific commentary provided. This means you get a personalized analysis based on your results.
- Variable urine collection periods. Do the test when it’s convenient for you.
- Only takes 6 hours and can be done in the privacy of your own home.
Urine toxic and essential elements analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.
Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent (DMSA) 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.
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. Net retention is determined by the difference between the rates of assimilation and excretion of metals.
To evaluate net retention, one compares the levels of metals in urine before and after the administration of a pharmaceutical metal detoxification agent such as DMSA. Different compounds have different affinities for specific metals, but all function by sequestering “hidden” metals from deep tissue stores and mobilizing the metals to the kidneys for excretion in the urine.
Variability in urine volume can drastically affect the concentration of elements. To compensate for urine dilution variation, elements are expressed per unit creatinine for timed collections. For 6-hour collections, elements are reported as both units per 6 hours and units per creatinine.
NOTE: This Urine Test Kit Includes FREE SHIPPING of your sample to the lab for Residents of United States, Canada.
If you are located outside of these countries or choose to use a different courier or level of service than provided, you must make your own shipping arrangements at your own expense.
Urine Test Kit Contents
NOTE: you will receive BOTH packages indicated below. Package 1 comes from the testing lab. Package 2 comes from a supply company. They may arrive at slightly different dates
Urine Test Package 1: Direct From the Testing Lab
1 Clear 6-hour urine collection container
1 Specimen collection cup
1 Green-capped vial
1 Test requisition form
1 Zip-lock bag with absorbent material
1 Prepaid Courier Clinical Pack (to return your specimen to the US lab)
Note: Keep the cardboard box for shipping speciment back
Urine Test Package 2: Provoking Agent
Provoking Agent: DMSA Synergy Capsules customized for weight, amount of capsules varies depending on patients body weight
Amount of provoking agent is customized for patients body weight (so be sure you send us the Patient’s Name and Weight)
You will receive everything you need, including the DMSA capsules and full printed instructions. Support is also via email. A prepaid courier bag is also included.
NOTE: This kit requires a licensed doctor’s signature, this is also included. All the necessary doctor’s information is pre-typed on the requisition form. You simply do the test and call the courier at the number on the form and they will pick up the kit and send it back to the US lab.
What Can I Expect?
Your results will be emailed to you. They will look like this Sample Urine Test Results. You will receive your personalized urine test for toxic heavy metals results in approximately 4 days via email. You receive a full color PDF file just like the sample report. You will get very detailed results for the heavy metals you have in the ‘very elevated range’. The report will explain possible sources of these metals.