Toxic Metals and Elements Panel; Urinary Metals and Elements


Sample : Urine or Saliva

Timed or Spot collection

The DiagnosTechs Toxic Metals and Elements Panels (TME) use accurate, noninvasive salivary and urinary testing to measure 36 different metals and elements to assess potentially harmful levels of toxic metals and other elements that can accumulate in your body over time. While the human body needs small amounts of certain elements, elevated levels of specific metals and elements can reach toxic levels. Lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium can be toxic at any level.  Dangerous levels of these metals and elements can accumulate in the body from environmental and ordinary household sources as diverse as steel manufacturing, house painting, in the lining of canned goods, pesticides, soil contamination, and silver amalgam dental fillings.

Why is it important to test levels of potentially toxic metals and other elements?

  • Metals can enter the body through the skin, by inhalation or ingestion.
  • Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time.
  • Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. For example, young children can be more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure than their adult counterparts.
  • If you experience health symptoms due to toxicity, you can work with your doctor to create a treatment plan to help eliminate toxins and improve your quality of life.
  • Modifications to environment and lifestyle can remove exposures that may be contributing to the overall toxic body burden.

Our Toxic Metals and Elements Panels can be helpful for you if you are experiencing the following unexplained signs and symptoms:

  • Joint and musculoskeletal pain • Chronic fatigue • Metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes) and difficulty losing weight • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (hallmark symptoms with most cases of acute metal exposure) • Anemia (a classic sign of chronic metal exposure) • Cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease and “brain fog” • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease • Heart abnormalities such as cardiomyopathy or abnormal heart beat (dysrhythmia) • Nervous system symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and weakness) • Skin disorders such as eczema and/or psoriasis • Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis • Hypertension • Renal disease • Liver disease