Doctor’s Data 31 Toxic Metals & Toxins Hair Testing Kit (Gadolinium)

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Tests for Gadolinium and 30 Other Heavy Metals, Toxic and Essential Elements

  • Screens Donor Hair Sample for Toxic Elements to Check for Heavy Metal Poisoning
  • Long Detection Window (Up to 6 Months) and Non-Invasive Procedure
  • Sample Requires 0.25g of Hair (Roughly 1 Tbsp.)
  • CLIA-Accredited Laboratory test
  • Please Administer and Send Samples Within Two Weeks to Ensure Prompt Delivery of Laboratory Results
  • Due to state law, we are unable to ship this product to NY
  • Testing For Toxic Metals in Hair (Including Gadolinium)

gadolinium-infographic.pngDid You Know That Over Half a Million Children in the U.S. Between the Ages of 1 and 5 Have Blood Lead Levels Above 5 Micrograms Per Deciliter - The Reference Level Which the CDC Recommends Public Health Actions Be Initiated? What's Worse is That There Are NO Safe Levels of Lead Exposure, Especially in Children. Exposure to Toxic Amounts of Heavy Metals Can Cause Death (OSHA)

Are you feeling bad and don't know why?
An imbalance of essential minerals or heavy metal toxins can affect your overall wellbeing. You can inquire with your Health Care provider to order this test and process it for you.

  • An inexpensive way to determine the body's level of exposure to various kinds of chemicals
  • Tests for highly toxic substances like lead, arsenic, and mercury.
  • Measures exposure to Gadolinium.
  • Requires only 0.25g of human hair
  • CLIA-Accredited Laboratory test
  • Quantified detailed results with screenings at microgram/gram levels

So why use human hair as a specimen for this test? Hair is considered an excretory tissue, a part of the body where protein is synthesized. Thus, the elements are integrated into the hair without further equilibration or exchange with other tissues. Unlike other tests which require blood samples and other specimens, this test believes that hair is a temporal record of exposure to toxic elements and valuable substances as well.

The systemic levels of toxic and essential elements found in the human body are the same as the ones measured from scalp hair. Research shows that the human hair is the specimen of choice for various nutrient elements and toxic substances as well.

Some Lead Poisoning Symptoms in Children Include:

  • Developmental Delays/Learning Difficulties
  • Loss of Appetite/Weight Loss
  • Irritability, Sluggishness and Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain, Vomiting and Constipation
  • Hearing Loss

And Lead Poisoning Symptoms in Adults Can Include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Abdominal Pain and Constipation
  • Joint and Muscle Pain as Well as Pain, Numbness or Tingling of the Extremities
  • Headaches and Memory Loss
  • Decline in Mental Functioning and Mood Disorders
  • Reduced Sperm Count and/or Abnormal Sperm
  • Miscarriage or Premature Birth in Pregnant Women

 This home test analyzes the following 31 different toxic elements:

Aluminum

Chromium

Mercury

Thorium

Antimony

Cobalt

Nickel

Tin

Arsenic

Copper

Palladium

Titanium

Barium

Gadolinium

Platinum

Tungsten

Beryllium

Germanium

Selenium

Uranium

Bismuth

Gold

Silver

Vanadium

Cadmium

Lead

Tellurium

Zinc

Cesium

Manganese

Thallium

 

 

Lab Details:

The laboratory for this test is a federally licensed CLIA laboratory with state certifications and licenses.  Quality assurance and proficiency testing programs are in place including those offered by the College of American Pathology (CAP) & Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

This test is offered for "information purposes only", test results are "not court admissible" and cannot be used for legal purposes. You can use the results of this tests as a screening tool to determine if you would need further confirmatory testing.

 

FAQ's:

**Please administer and send samples within 2 weeks of receiving kit in order to ensure prompt delivery of lab results**

  • Why do hair testing for testing for toxin, essential elements and heavy metal exposure?

The hair root is in constant contact with blood vessels, allowing both nutritional and toxic elements to enter the hair shaft continuously as hair grows. In other words, hair analysis reflects long-term exposure to the various elements. This is a significant advantage over urine or blood samples, which only measure the levels from one point in time.

  • What are the toxic elements and how does it affect the body?

There are various toxic elements in the environment. Many of these substances may be found in the hair if you are exposed to it. Some common examples include: Gadolinium, Titanium, Gold, Tin, Tungsten, Platinum, Bismuth, Zinc, Nickel, Cobalt, Mercury, Lead and Arsenic.

  • What do I need to know about collecting hair follicle sample for heavy metal poisoning & toxic element exposure test?

The human hair specimen should be very dry upon collection. New growth is also needed for best results. A hair that has been bleached, dyed, or permed for the past two months is not qualified to take the test.

  • Is there any specific Shampoo to be used prior to collection of hair for the heavy metal and toxic element exposure?

Exposure to chemicals and other harmful elements is common to the human hair. To remove contamination from hair care products and other shampoos, use the Johnson and Johnson No More Tears shampoo.

  • How the essential element imbalances in body treated?

Element imbalances usually are corrected with a diet change and/or nutritional supplements. Ask your doctor and your medical service provider.

  • What can cause a mineral (essential element) imbalance in human body?

There are many factors to take into consideration, such as: Diet - Improper diet through high intake of refined and processed foods, alcohol and fad diets can all lead to a chemical imbalance. Even the nutrient content of a "healthy" diet can be inadequate, depending upon the soil in which the food was grown or the method in which it was prepared. Stress - Physical or emotional stress can deplete the body of many nutrients while also reducing the capability to absorb and utilize many nutrients. Medications - Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can deplete the body stores of nutrient minerals and/or increase the levels of toxic metals. These medications include diuretics, antacids, aspirin and oral contraceptives. Pollution - From adolescence through adulthood the average person is continually exposed to a variety of toxic metal sources such as cigarette smoke (cadmium), hair dyes (lead), hydrogenated oils (nickel), anti-perspirants (aluminum), dental amalgams (mercury and cadmium), copper and aluminum cookware and lead-based cosmetics. These are just a few of the hundreds of sources which can contribute to nutrient imbalances and adverse metabolic effects. Nutritional Supplements - Taking incorrect supplements or improper amounts of supplements can produce many vitamin and mineral excesses and/or deficiencies, contributing to an overall biochemical imbalance. Inherited Patterns - A predisposition toward certain mineral imbalances, deficiencies and excesses can be inherited from parents. If any of these accumulate in more than the required levels, it can bring about several physical or cognitive changes that are definitely deleterious to your health. 

 

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Sample Collection

  • A paper scale is included in this kit to assist you in collecting the proper quantity of hair. Set it up according to the directions printed on the scale.
  • Cut samples of hair from the back of the head (see illustration). Use a stainless steel scissors, cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. It is best if small amounts of hair are cut from 5 or 6 areas in the back of the head.
  • As each piece of hair is cut from the head, save only 1-inch (2.5 cm) of the hair closest to the scalp (new growth). Cut off and discard the rest. Place the saved hair on the scale.
  • Keep cutting and adding this hair to the scale card until the scale tips. This scale is designed to collect about 0.25 grams of hair.
  • Label the plastic bag with the patient’s name, doctor’s name, and the date collected.
  • Put the hair into the plastic bag and seal.
  • Complete the requisition form and mail
  • Place the hair specimen bag and the completed requisition form into the mailing envelope and mail to the Laboratory.
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    • 5
      Myself

      Posted by Ron Wolf on Jul 10th 2018

      Test was very detailed, and was really easy to do. Very convienient do be able to do the at home and mail it in for the results

    • 5
      Easy

      Posted by Ram on May 18th 2018

      Easy test. Instructions were very clear and easy to understand.

    • 5
      Detailed instructions and results

      Posted by Chris, WY on Sep 27th 2016

      The test came with good instructions to take the hair sample. The result was very detailed. Good product.

    • 5
      Good customer care

      Posted by Karan on Sep 27th 2016

      Customer service person was very friendly, understood everything I needed, took care of it proficiently and helped me order a product based on my exact needs!