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Toxic and Essential Elements Toxic and Essential Elements Toxic and Essential Elements

Elements are the basic building blocks of all chemical compounds, and human exposure to them occurs both from natural and anthropogenic sources. Many elements are considered nutrients and are essential for the proper functioning of the body. These are generally divided between macrominerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc, and trace minerals including selenium, iodine, boron and molybdenum. Conversely, there are a number of elements that are toxic to the human body, interfere with its functioning and undermine health—such as mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic. These toxic metals have no known physiological functions. They can be toxic to organ systems and may disrupt the balance of essential nutrients. Toxic metals and essential element status can be assessed in urine, blood, feces and hair. Doctor’s Data has always employed the best-available techniques as a specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing. In fact, we were one of the first clinical reference laboratories in the world to employ ICPMS and high-resolution ICP-MS for elemental analysis.

Hair Elements

Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure...

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Hair Toxic Element Exposure Profile

Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure...

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Urine Toxic & Essential Elements

Urine Elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic...

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Urine Toxic Metals

Urine Elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic...

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Urine Essential Elements

Assessment of essential element status/wasting

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Creatinine Clearance; serum & urine

The Creatinine Clearance test is the most widely used test for estimating glomerular...

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Urine Mercury

Urine Elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic...

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Stool Toxic Metals

Fecal elemental analysis provides a direct indication of dietary exposure to...

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Comprehensive Blood Elements

Whole blood metals are the standard for diagnosis of lead...

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Red Blood Cell (RBC) Elements

Red blood cell (RBC) elements tests are used to assess the status of essential...

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Whole Blood Elements

Whole blood metals are the standard for diagnosis of lead...

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Serum Elements

Serum elements are used to assess the status of key elements and electrolytes...

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