Heavy Metal Testing
Testing for the presence of heavy metals and the environmental toxic burden is often challenging as there is no one definitive test that provides a complete picture. Hair analysis, blood and urine testing are all used and each type of test reveals different information: hair analysis looks at chronic toxic exposure; blood assesses acute exposure to heavy metals; and urine provides a measurement of the body’s burden and ability to eliminate heavy metals and environmental toxins.
Testing for environmental toxins is indicated for patients with suspected environmental toxicity; such as when fatigue, alterations in mood or behaviour, or cardiovascular disease are a concern; or for those individuals who have been struggling with a chronic or serious illness like cancer which doesn’t seem to improve with standard conventional or natural treatment. Click here for more information on environmental toxins. The following provides a sample of the different heavy metal reports: