Hair Metal Toxicity Test
The Hair Metal Toxicity Test is ideal for checking current exposure to toxic
At home hair collection, mail to the lab, receive emailed results.
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Hair provides important information that can assist you and your practitioner with an early evaluation of body
issues associated with imbalances in essential good minerals and toxic heavy metals.
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Why Choose a Metals Hair Toxin Test?
Scalp (head) hair mineral and metal levels are related to the levels in the body. Many researchers consider hair
as the tissue of choice for toxic metal and several mineral elements. Changes in hair elements often appear prior
to overt symptoms and can be a valuable tool for predicting the development of physical problems.
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As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no
further exchange with other tissues. 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 the minerals 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 200-300 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 (Centers for Disease and Control) acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a
maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methylmercury from fish.
Through recent vast improvements in technology, instrumentation, and application of scientific protocols, hair
element analysis has become a valuable tool in providing dependable and useful data for physicians and their
patients. The U.S. Environmental Protection agency stated in a recent report that “...if hair samples are properly
collected and cleaned, and analyzed by the best analytic methods, using standards and blanks as required, in a
clean and reliable laboratory by experienced personnel, the data are reliable.” (U.S.E.P.A. 600/4-79-049)
Hair analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for excess, deficiency or maldistribution of minerals
and toxic metals. The hair test should not be considered a stand-alone diagnostic test for essential element
function, and should be used in conjunction with symptoms and other laboratory tests.
Metals and minerals that are tested in the Hair Metal Toxicity
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