Hair Mineral Analysis
This Hair Mineral Test uses a hair sample that can be easily and painlessly obtained by a few simple snips rather than an invasive blood test which makes it suitable for testing both adults and children.
Once the Hair Mineral Test sample arrives at the laboratory it is prepared for testing by several specialised procedures and then the sample is placed in multiple test tubes. Special acids are then added that begin the breakdown or “digestion” of the hair. These acids combined with a high temperature environment will allow the separation of the elements contained within your hair protein. Once your hair is completely “digested” only the mineral salts remain. After being put into solution, the minerals are then analysed by highly sensitive and specialised instruments.
Hair Toxic Element Exposure Profile
Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methylmercury and arsenic, and specific nutrient elements. This non-invasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair.
This test is useful for
- Toxic Element Exposure
- Excessive Fish Consumption
- Impaired Glucose Tolerance
- Kidney Function
- Parkinson’s-like Symptoms
- Sexual Impotence or Decreased Testosterone Production
- Vision Problems
*Laboratory costs are provided during consultations.