Metametrix has improved urine analysis for our Toxic Metals Profiles by adding a host of new analytes for greater sensitivity.
Click here for a complete list of analytes.
Urine element testing is primarily used to monitor levels of exposure to toxic metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and evaluate body burdens. Here’s a breakdown of both collection timeframes to help you better determine the best option:
Although many clinicians do both pre- and post-challenge testing, some now elect to only test following the oral or IV administration of a chelating agent. In order to allow comparison between different test protocols, Metametrix results are reported using standardized units. 24-hour urine collections are reported as units per day. 6-8 hour collections are reported as units per mg creatinine to allow for variations in urine dilution.