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.
The most accurate means to assess a heavy metal toxicity- child needs to be toilet trained.
One dose of DMSA (not included in the kit) according to the child’s body weight of 30 mg/Kg- Run this challenge test on a Sunday. Get your child to pass his first morning urine and then give him the dose of DMSA in a drink. He can then have a normal breakfast and day.
Collect all the urine for 6 hours after you have given your child the dose of DMSA– collect everything in an empty plastic bottle, mix and send a sample to Doctor’s Data in the USA, shipping instructions are included in the kit.
DMSA is not included in the kit, but can be provided. Please contact us for details.
Find the full description of the metal checked for this test below.
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