Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA): Hair Test Plus Written Report + Diet Plan (USA and Canada). This hair test is done through Trace Elements Lab.
We recommend this hair tissue analysis as the most thorough and comprehensive way of charting your detoxification process and getting a detailed blueprint of your nutritional metabolic activity.
NOTE: We cannot accept orders with a New York State billing or shipping address. New York State regulations (NY Public Health Law Section 574) do not allow hair samples collected from residents of New York to be processed at this time.
Due to you exclusive distribution agreements, we cannot except orders originating from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmur, Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.
Instructions For Hair Test:
- Unlike some labs that test for hair minerals, Trace Elements, Inc. does not wash the hair at the lab. Washing the hair removes some of the loosely bound minerals and can reduce some mineral readings by 50% or more.
- Once you place an order for the hair analysis, we send you the hair sample kit with complete instructions on how to take the hair sample.
- The kit is mailed in a USPS Priority Mail envelope (USA only).
- The kit includes a lab submittal form with envelope, cardboard scale to ensure enough hair is collected (about 1 heaping teaspoon), and complete instructions on how to take the hair sample.
- Read the hair test Hair Sample Collection Protocol.
- You then send the hair sample and submittal form to the lab (in the pre-addressed envelope), and the lab sends us your printed bound report.
- We then ship the report to you via USPS First Class Mail.
- Please Note: In most cases, the turnaround time to receive your hair analysis results from the time you place the order with us is 2-4 weeks.
- Note On Consultations: This fee does not include any consultation time about the hair test results for those who are not already contracted clients of Kari J. Kindem, CFHom, CHP, CEASE, Classical Homeopath. Consultations and supplement recommendations for NON-CONTRACTED clients are at an additional fee of $150 for 1 hour phone or Skype.
About Toxic Metals
- Toxic metals, no matter which ones, are not selective as far as where, or how they can be detected.
- Mercury amalgams as well as mercury found in fish, or other sources of contamination can be found in the blood, hair, and in urine using a urine challenge test.
- Toxic metals do not always show up on a hair analysis test on the first test.
- Depending on the state of your body’s energy levels, it may take several tests before the toxic metals show up in the hair.
- Blood tests, unless the contamination is recent within a week or so, or unless it is a continuously occurring contamination, will not indicate the presence of toxic metals.
- Once a toxic metal leaves the blood, it is then either eliminated or stored in other organs and tissues of the body.
About The Multi-Element Assay (36 Elements) of Hair And The Comprehensive Report:
- Comprehensive Analysis Report: Includes detailed graphed results for 8 toxic metals, 15 nutritional minerals, 15 additional elements, 7 significant mineral ratios and 9 toxic metal ratios.
- 8 Toxic Heavy Metal Elements: Antimony, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum. These heavy metals are well-known for their interference upon normal biochemical function and causing numerous imbalances in the body.
- 15 Essential Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, boron, cobalt, molybdenum, and sulfur. These nutrients play significant roles in such metabolic processes such as muscular activity, endocrine function, reproduction, skeletal integrity, and overall development.
- Also includes 15 Additional Elements including: Germanium, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten and zirconium. All mineral/metal levels are reported in milligrams percent (milligrams per one-hundred grams of hair). One milligram percent (mg%) is equal to ten parts per million (ppm).
- 6 Significant Mineral Ratios: Ca/P, Na/K, Ca/K, Zn/Cu, Na/Mg, Ca/Mg, Fe/Cu. If the relationship between certain minerals in the body is disturbed, normal biological functions and metabolic activity can be adversely affected.
- 9 Toxic Mineral/Metal Ratios: Ca/Pb, Fe/Pb, Fe/Hg, Se/Hg, Zn/Cd, An/Hg, S/Hg, S/Cd, S/Pb. Individuals with elevated toxic levels may not always exhibit clinical symptoms associated with those particular toxic minerals. However, research has shown that toxic minerals/metals can also produce an antagonistic effect on various essential minerals, leading to disturbances in their metabolic utilization.
- Also included are 11 Additional Ratios: Ca/Sr, Cr/V, Cu/Mo, Fe/Co, K/Co, K/Li, Mg/B, S/Cu, Se/Tl, Se/Sn, Zn/Sn
- A calculated comparison of two elements to each other is called a ratio. To calculate a ratio value, the first mineral level is divided by the second mineral level.
- Reference Ranges: Generally speaking, the reference ranges in the report should be considered as guidelines for comparison with the reported test values. These reference ranges have been statistically established from studying an international population of “healthy individuals”. The reference ranges should not be considered as absolute limits for determining deficiency, toxicity or acceptance.
Comprehensive Report From The Laboratory Includes (10-15 pages):
- Graph of Test Results: showing a computerized a bar graph of high, low and reference range levels of the 36 elements listed below, including 8 toxic heavy metals. Also graphic illustration of essential mineral ratios and important toxic ratios.
- Detailed Report: A complete individualized evaluation and a detailed discussion of the patient’s metabolic type, current mineral levels and ratios, and their impact upon body chemistry.
- Supplement recommendations based upon age, sex, metabolic type, mineral patterns and specific need as seen on the tissue mineral analysis and other accompanying clinical test data and history. (Subject to additions or changes by the HTMA Practitioner.)
- Diet Recommendations: Lists of specific foods and food groups, along with an explanation of why each food is suggested.