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Elemental Analysis Profile - Genova Test Kit

The Elemental Analysis Profile measures blood levels for four common toxic metals and eight nutrient elements to help screen for toxic metal exposure and common mineral imbalances.


Test Code: GD3528

Also Known As: Elemental Analysis

Methodology:

Preparation:

Ship collection kits Monday through Friday only. Patients should fast for at least 12 hours prior to collection. If possible, take medications or supplements after collection. Check with your physician before stopping medications.

Test Results:

7 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.

Description

This test measures the following analytes:

  • Lead (whole blood)
  • Mercury (whole blood)
  • Arsenic (whole blood)
  • Cadmium (whole blood)
  • Chromium (whole blood)
  • Copper (plasma)
  • Magnesium (RBC)
  • Manganese (whole blood)
  • Potassium (RBC)
  • Selenium (whole blood)
  • Vanadium (whole blood)
  • Zinc (plasma)

 

What is the purpose of this test?

Order this Elemental Analysis Profile to measure blood levels for four common toxic metals and eight nutrient elements to help screen for toxic metal exposure and common mineral imbalances. Toxic metals, also known as heavy metals, are natural metallic elements potentially harmful in elevated doses. Trace amounts of heavy metals like zinc, potassium, or magnesium are generally found in the body, as they are essential for good overall health. In addition, nutrient elements (minerals) that our body needs to function properly, such as calcium, phosphorus, and selenium, are also generally considered beneficial. Regardless, these nutrient elements may be problematic in toxic doses. 

 

Due to regular exposure to certain foods, medications, or occupational and industrial exposure, trace amounts of toxic metals and nutrient elements may be found in the body. However, overexposure to metals and minerals can cause buildup and trigger potentially severe symptoms. 

 

When should I order an Elemental Analysis Profile?

The Elemental Analysis Profile helps evaluate patients suspected of exposure to toxic heavy metals and mineral imbalances. Individuals may use this profile to assess their risk for toxicity.

 

Elemental analysis is ideal for patients that work in industries such as:

 

  • Metal refining
  • Parts manufacturing (aerospace, machine tools, electronics, and computer manufacturing)
  • Welding
  • Plumbing
  • Construction
  • Oil refining
  • Mining
  • Waste disposal
  • Pesticide manufacturing and application
  • Dentistry
  • Artists that work with glass, dyes, ceramics, or paints

 

Common symptoms associated with heavy metal toxicity and mineral imbalances include:

 

  • Neurological disorders
  • Cognitive decline
  • Mood disorders
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Chronic diseases (diabetes, cancer, or lung disease)
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Skin rashes
  • Renal impairment
  • Anemia

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