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    Urine Essential Elements

    $160.00

    Assessment of essential element status/wasting

    Detailed Information

    Many clinicians request the analysis of essential elements in urine specimens to evaluate nutritional status and the efficacy of mineral supplementation during metal detoxification therapy. Metal detoxification agents can significantly increase the excretion of specific nutrient elements such as zinc, copper, manganese and molybdenum.

    Chromium metabolism authorities suggest that 24-hour chromium excretion likely provides the best assessment of chromium status. Early indication of renal dysfunction can be gleaned from urinary wasting of essential elements such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium in an unprovoked specimen.

    Variability in urine volume can drastically affect the concentration of elements. To compensate for urine dilution variation, elements are expressed per unit creatinine for timed collections. For 24-hour collections, elements are reported as both units per 24 hours and units per creatinine.

    Urine Toxic & Essential Elements

    $249.00

    Urine Elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic elements and wasting of nutrient elements. Additionally, the comparison of urine element concentrations before and after administration of a chelator can be used to estimate net retention of potentially toxic elements. Subsequent urine element analyses, also following the administration of a chelator, are useful for monitoring the efficacy of metal detoxification therapy. Results are expressed per 24 hours or creatinine corrected to account for urine dilution effects.

    This test is useful for

    • Toxic Element Exposure
    • Alopecia
    • Bone Density
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Depression
    • Dermatitis or Poor Wound Healing
    • Detoxification Therapy
    • Fatigue
    • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
    • Hypertension
    • Immune Function
    • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
    • Inflammation
    • Kidney Function
    • Nutritional Deficiencies
    • Parkinson’s-like Symptoms

    Urine Toxic Metals

    $160.00

    Urine Elements are traditionally used to evaluate exposure to potentially toxic elements and wasting of nutrient elements. Additionally, the comparison of urine element concentrations before and after administration of a chelator can be used to estimate net retention of potentially toxic elements. Subsequent urine element analyses, also following the administration of a chelator, are useful for monitoring the efficacy of metal detoxification therapy. Results are expressed per 24 hours or creatinine corrected to account for urine dilution effects.

    This test is useful for

    • Toxic Element Exposure
    • Alopecia
    • Bone Density
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Depression
    • Dermatitis or Poor Wound Healing
    • Detoxification Therapy
    • Fatigue
    • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
    • Hypertension
    • Immune Function
    • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
    • Inflammation
    • Kidney Function
    • Nutritional Deficiencies
    • Parkinson’s-like Symptoms