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Heavy metal testing

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by vamah, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. vamah

    vamah Senior Member

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    I know this must be on the forum already, but I can't find. Does anyone have suggestions for a reputable lab for heavy metal testing of hair? Some o found seem sketchy ( can test sold on Amazon be any good?) but I don't know how to evaluate. Thanks.
     
  2. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    There are two labs listed on this link, one requires a doctor's order (Doctor's Data) and the other doesn't (Direct Laboratory Services). Direct Laboratory Services provides the doctor's order. I believe they are very reputable, are recommended by people familiar with Andrew Cutler's mercury protocol. I had testing done by Direct Laboratory and it was fine: http://home.earthlink.net/~moriam/HOW_TO_hair_test.html
     
  3. vamah

    vamah Senior Member

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    Thank you so much. I am leaning towards the lab that doesn't require a doctor's order even though it costs a little more. Honestly, my doctor is a sweetheart and would order whatever I asked even if he thinks it is misguided. But, if it turns out there's nothing, I won't have to admit to him that another of my half baked ideas was wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Hair testing is not necessarily accurate as hair is exposed to many environmental factors. Even somthing as innocuous as shampoo or blow drying your hair can change results.

    Is there a blood test available?

    Barb
     

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