Comprehensive Toxic and Essential Elements Profile - urine & blood spot

Please select any lab during the ordering process.  We will mail this test to you with the instructions and the test is completed in the convenience of your home. 

We are all exposed to different amounts of essential and toxic elements depending on where we live, our diet and supplementation routine, and environmental pollution of the air we breathe. Essential elements are only conducive to optimal health when they are within optimal ranges – levels that are too low or too high can have detrimental effects on health – and exposure to toxic heavy metals has multiple adverse health effects. The comprehensive profile allows a complete assessment of the most important elements implicated in health-related effects, as it includes a measure of both short and long term exposure to all 4 of the most toxic environmental heavy metals, as well as highlighting nutritional element deficiencies earlier than a typical serum test. The comprehensive toxic and essential elements profile assesses an individual’s levels of the following:

Essential Nutrients

  • iodine, selenium,
  • zinc,
  • copper,
  • magnesium,
  • lithium, and
  • bromine, and

Toxic Elements

  • arsenic,
  • cadmium,
  • lead, and
  • mercury.

Consider this profile for smokers; suspectegd exposure to toxic heavy metals through hobbies, work, or dentistry; people who live or have lived in older homes or areas where metals (e.g., lead) may be present in drinking water; and patients whose health issues could be a result of nutritional deficiencies or imbalances in essential elements.

 Please select any lab during the ordering process.  We will mail this test to you with the instructions and the test is completed in the convenience of your home. 

*This information was obtained from ZRT Laboratory : use kit Heavy Metals & Essential Elements

 Comprehensive Toxic and Essential Elements Profile - urine & blood spot result sample

Urine testing is the best way to measure hormone by-products and their respective metabolic pathways, providing a gauge for understanding the body’s hormone metabolism. ZRT’s method of testing dried urine offers discreet, at-home collection versus all-day serial sampling. This type of testing is suitable for measuring steroid hormone metabolites, e.g., for breast cancer risk assessment, measuring neurotransmitter levels, determining toxic element exposure and iodine / selenium sufficiency for thyroid health, determining diurnal cortisol production at 4 time points for stress assessment, and assessing nocturnal and diurnal melatonin production.

Blood spot testing is the ideal method for measuring cardiometabolic markers, thyroid hormones and vitamin D. It’s also a convenient way to assess blood levels of sex steroid hormones. While serum testing is widely accepted, the lesser known blood spot test method offers results that have been proven equivalent to serum. In fact, blood spot offers distinct advantages over serum testing for monitoring topical and sublingual hormone supplementation. This type of testing is suitable for tatients with dry mouth and / or children who may have difficulty collecting saliva ,monitoring all hormone replacement therapy (oral, topical, vaginal, sublingual, pellet), assessing interstitial tissue / capillary hormone levels, and assessing thyroid health, fertility parameters, toxic and nutritional elements, and cardiometabolic risk factors.

*This information was obtained from ZRT Laboratory

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