Metals Urine Test (37)



Great Plains Laboratory Metals Urine Test (37) 

Urine toxic and essential elements analysis assesses the retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect almost every organ system, and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.  The metals urine test provide insight into whether an individual has a significant heavy metal burden.

Urine tests are most sensitive after taking a chelating agent to help extract heavy metals deposited in the tissues and bone. These tests are also important for evaluating the efficiency of chelating treatments, since they measure levels of metals excreted from the tissues during the chelation. Urine tests are not recommended unless a chelating agent is used before sample collection.