This urine challenge can be ordered by anyone, but before we mail out the kit and DMSA we need to have a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and a Comprehensive Metabolic Blood Test and the person's weight. You can order the CBC and Comp. through our LabCorp/Direct Labs category. If kidney/liver function is fine then we will proceed and mail you the urine test. This has to be done for adults and children.
If you have a current CBC and Metabolic blood test feel free to fax it to us at 866-593-1611
Some elements can accumulate in tissues causing toxic effects. Metal toxicity is a significant environmental health concern. A toxic load of lead, cadmium, mercury or arsenic is capable of rendering considerable damage to the brain and nervous system, particularly in children. Toxic elements produce their many negative effects through various mechanisms.
One mechanism, irreversible enzyme inhibition, is illustrated by the anemia caused when lead binds to enzymes in the hemoglobin synthesis pathway. The cancer-inducing effect of arsenic seems to be due to an inhibition of DNA repair. Genotoxicity, in which chromosomes are damaged, is linked to the free radical generation abilities of cadmium, lead and nickel. Mercury causes enzyme poisoning.
Urine element testing is primarily useful to monitor levels of toxic metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and for special mineral uptake testing. The 6-8 hour collection profiles are primarily for patients who are receiving oral or IV metal chelating agents to mobilize toxic elements from body pools.
Items Tested For:
HIGHLY TOXIC HEAVY METALS
Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Thallium,
POTENTIALLY TOXIC ELEMENTS Antimony, Barium, Bismuth, Cerium, Indium, Tellurium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium
ELEMENTS OF UNKNOWN HUMAN REQUIREMENT
Boron, Lithium, Nickel, Strontium, Zirconium
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS (MINERALS)
Calcium, Cobalt, Copper, Chromium, Iron, Magnesium, Vanadium, Zinc
EASY 3 STEP PROCESS:
1. Place your order and we will mail you a test kit right away.
2. Collect your sample and mail it to our lab
3. Results will be mailed to you within 3 weeks.
BENEFITS OF ORDERING FROM NUTRITIONALLY YOURS
1. Test kits are mailed out right away
2. Great customer service over the phone and via email
3. Convenient and confidential nutritional testing on "your" terms.
4. Years of experience successfully helping people feel better!
To place an order through the internet: please do so through our secure online store
To place an order over the phone: please call 866-307-2495
To place an order through the mail please send a check to:
890-F Atlanta St, Ste 253
Roswell, GA 30075
Please write: 6-8 hr urine (metals/minerals) on the memo section of the check
Disclaimer: This test is not to be used to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. It is to be used as educational and research information only.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 March, 2011.