Toxic & Essential Elements Test (PROFILE-ELEMENTS) is for testing 7 following Elements in the body both men and women.
- Cadmium (Cd),
- Mercury (Hg),
- Lead (Pb),
- Selenium (Se),
- Zinc (Zn),
- Magnesium (Mg),
- Copper (Cu) in Blood Spot
- Contains Blood Spot collection kit
- Test sample can be collected at the comfort of your home
- Free delivery in the UK (International delivery from £3.99)
- Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
- Test kit includes laboratory fee. No additional laboratory cost and tax.
- Test Result: You will receive your test result via email within 3-5 working days after Laboratory receives your sample. On your test result you will see your hormone levels in graphics and numbers. You will also see Laboratory's comments by Hormone Specialist Phd Dr. on your test result which suggests a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials how to maintain your hormone level balanced. After receiving your test result we strongly recommend you to show your test result to your GP and see if you need any treatment or further action needs to be taken.
- Test must be used within 12 months after purchase date.
Test Kit Pack includes:
- Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist
- Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history
- Contains collection instructions
- Instructions on How to Use blood spot Collection Kit
- Shipping Instruction
- Return Envelope
Symptoms of high or low elements in blood can cause: tiredness, slow movements and thoughts, being sensitive to cold, weight gain, muscle aches, muscle cramps, brittle hair and nails, dry and scaly skin, constipation, depression, loss of libido (sex drive), pain / numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers, irregular periods, heavy periods, mood swings, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, feeling tired all the time, sensitivity to heat, muscle weakness, diarrhoea, needing to pee often, persistent thirst, difficulty sleeping, hyperactivity, itchiness, loss of interest in sex, twitching or trembling, irregular heart rate, unusual fast heat rate, red palms of hands, warm skin and excessive sweating, loose nails, a raised itchy rash, hair loss or thinning, weight loss, eye problems (redness, dryness or vision problems.
If you experience above symptoms you might consider to use our Toxic & Essential Elements Test and find out if there is anything wrong with your hormones and what to do next.
Elements To Be Tested:
Selenium – Both whole blood and serum indicate current body selenium status, but whole blood is believed to reflect long term intake better than serum. The concentration of selenium in serum is about 80% of what you find in whole blood.
Cadmium – Whole blood cadmium levels reflect recent exposure within the last 50 days. Only about 0.01-0.02% of the total body cadmium burden is excreted every day because it accumulates primarily in the kidneys. Serum is a poor indicator of exposure because cadmium in the bloodstream binds to red blood cells, with erythrocyte concentrations 20 times higher than serum.
Lead – Whole blood is the best indicator of lead status and the most commonly used sample for population and individual monitoring. Around 95% of lead is bound to red blood cells with the rest complexed with intracellular proteins. Lead in serum is only 1% of what is found in whole blood.
Mercury – Whole blood is the best indicator of organic (methyl or ethyl) mercury exposure with 70-95% bound to hemoglobin in red blood cells and a half-life of around 50 days.
Zinc and Copper – Whole blood or serum can be used to assess zinc and copper. Zinc and copper are functional antagonists; therefore, the zinc/copper ratio should be determined, especially in cases where values of both border high and low normal ranges. Whole blood copper levels correlate better to symptoms of copper toxicity than serum, while whole blood zinc levels may better reflect intracellular and long term zinc status than serum.
Magnesium – There is no simple laboratory test to indicate total body Mg status in humans. Less than 1% of body magnesium is found in blood, with approximately 0.3% in serum. Serum magnesium is commonly tested, but there is little correlation to total body magnesium or concentrations in specific tissues. Serum magnesium levels are kept under tight homeostatic control, and are usually normal even when there is a nutritional magnesium deficiency because serum levels are raised at the expense of intracellular stores. Whole blood magnesium contains a high concentration of magnesium ions which are essential for many metabolic processes and better reflects long term body status.
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