Hair Elements

13,508.00

When patients color their hair, they can have recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals. The Hair Elements Analysis can confirm if they have been exposed, and to which toxins. When they take this test, they can find out.

Principal

Doctor’s Data, Inc., DDI (llinois, USA)

Description

A valuable and inexpensive screen for physiological excess, deficiency or maldistribution of elements. It should not be considered a stand-alone diagnostic test for essential element function, and should be used in conjunction with patient symptoms and other laboratory tests

Indications

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

Specimen

0.25 gram of hair

Preparation

The test requires no special diet and you do not need to discontinue taking medications or dietary supplements unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Never discontinue prescription medications without first consulting your physician. Collect the hair specimen according to the directions on the scale. Hair that has been permed, dyed, bleached, or otherwise chemically treated is vulnerable to contamination and is not recommended for analysis. Do not mix head hair with pubic hair.

Methodology

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

TOXIC ELEMENTS ARE MORE CONCENTRATED IN HAIR

Why is hair important in detecting toxins? As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no further exchange or equilibration 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 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 maybe 200 to 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges the value of hair mercury levels as a maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methylmercury from fish.

IS YOUR PATIENT SUFFERING FROM

  • 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
Patient showing her suffering of hair-loss
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HOW THE HAIR ELEMENTS ANALYSIS CAN HELP YOUR PATIENTS

  • Is able to point out which metal exposure has been dangerous to you through a simple, non-invasive test
  • Tests for exposure to various kinds of elements (essential and toxic)
  • Tests for 39 toxic and essential elements using advanced elemental analysis techniques through ICP-MS Testing
  • Noninvasive test and uses a small amount of sample (only 0.25 grams of hair, back of head or pubic hair)

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR PATIENT

  • Sample: 0.25 g of hair
  • Turnaround time: Three to four weeks

END-TO-END PROCEDURE

  1. The doctor will prescribe the test.
  2. GMT’s key account manager will get in touch with you to schedule the extraction of the sample. They will also answer additional questions you might have with the procedure.
  3. GMT’s medical technologist will personally go to the agreed location to collect the sample.
  4. The specimen will then be analyzed in the laboratory.
Medical Practitioner explaining to a patient the procedure

THERE’S MORE TO HAIR THAN JUST BEING YOUR CROWNING GLORY

The Hair Elements analysis is able to give significant findings on recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals. This non-invasive screening test requires only 0.25 gram of hair.

Doctor’s Data offers two kinds of profiles: a Hair Elements profile with essential and toxic elements, and a Hair Toxic Element Exposure profile containing an expanded lineup of toxic metals.

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