This test measures urinary excretion of toxic metals, including ‘classic’ toxics such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Evidence suggests that chronic toxic element exposure can adversely affect energy levels, reproductive function, cancer risk, degenerative conditions, neurological development and function, respiratory, cardiac, liver and immune function as well as cognitive and emotional health.
This is an ideal test for people suspected of toxic element/heavy metal exposure.
The following heavy metals are included in this test:
This test requires a 24 hour urine collection and can be done at home or one the road (women note, the urine sample should not be taken during menses). Often, two Toxic Element Clearance Profiles are completed on back-to-back days. The first, called the Pre-test, involves collecting the urine for 24 hours. The second test, called the Post-test, involves collecting the urine after the administration of a “challenge” agent (such as DMSA). Combined these two tests provide an accurate measure of current and chronic toxin exposure.
A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.