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Hair Toxic Metals Analysis

medium_hair_analysis_sample_reportHair Elements. Check Levels of Toxic Metals Exposure.

Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals, especially methylmercury and arsenic, and time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements. This noninvasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair.

Elements are the basic building blocks of all chemical compounds, and human exposure to them occurs both from natural and anthropogenic sources. Many elements are considered nutrients and are essential for the proper functioning of the body. These are generally divided between macrominerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc, and trace minerals including selenium, iodine, boron and molybdenum.

Conversely, there are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body, interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients. Toxic metals and essential element status can be assessed in urine, blood, feces and hair.

This test is useful for

Toxic Element Exposure / Excessive Fish Consumption / Alopecia-Depression / Fatigue / Malabsorption / Hypertension / Impaired Glucose Tolerance / Kidney Function / Parkinson’s-like Symptoms / Sexual Impotence or Decreased Testosterone Production / Vision Problems

Analytes Tested

Click any analyte name for additional clinical information, including reference ranges, specimen collection, stability and rejection criteria.

Analyte CPT ABN Required
Aluminum; hair 82108 Yes
Antimony; hair 83018 Yes
Arsenic; hair 82175 Yes
Barium; hair 83018 Yes
Beryllium; hair 83018 Yes
Bismuth; hair 83018 Yes
Boron; hair 83018 Yes
Cadmium; hair 82300 Yes
Calcium; hair 82310 Yes
Chromium; hair 82495 Yes
Cobalt; hair 83018 Yes
Copper; hair 82525 Yes
Germanium; hair 83018 Yes
Iodine; hair 84999 Yes
Iron; hair 83540 Yes
Lead; hair 83655 Yes
Lithium; hair 80178 Yes
Magnesium; hair 83735 Yes
Manganese; hair 83785 Yes
Mercury; hair 83825 Yes
Molybdenum; hair 83018 Yes
Nickel; hair 83885 Yes
Phosphorus; hair 84999 Yes
Platinum; hair 83018 Yes
Potassium; hair 84999 Yes
Rubidium; hair 83018 Yes
Selenium; hair 84255 Yes
Silver; hair 83018 Yes
Sodium; hair 84302 Yes
Strontium; hair 83018 Yes
Sulfur; hair 84999 Yes
Thallium; hair 83018 Yes
Thorium; hair 83018 Yes
Tin; hair 83018 Yes
Titanium; hair 83018 Yes
Uranium; hair 83018 Yes
Vanadium; hair 83018 Yes
Zinc; hair 84630 Yes
Zirconium; hair 83018 Yes