What are toxic metals?
Toxic metals (“heavy metals”) are metals that are not required for normal body functions and can have a negative impact on your health and well-being.
Why should I get tested?
An accumulation of toxic metals can lead to toxic metal poisoning which can have serious negative effects on your health. If you are experiencing negative health issues, getting tested can help determine if high levels of toxic metals could be the cause of certain symptoms.
How is someone exposed to toxic metals?
You can be exposed to toxic metals through food, water, air and commercially used products as well as activities such as smoking cigarettes. Industrial workplaces can increase your risk of exposure. Examples of these are lead which can be found in paint in old homes and cigarettes which have high levels of cadmium and others. All toxic metals can react differently in your body and come from various sources.
What metals are you testing for?
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Silver, Thallium and Uranium.
What is the testing process?
Once you submit your order, you will receive a testing kit containing instructions, a lab requisition, collection tube and a pre-addressed envelope to send your specimen to our testing lab in London, Ontario, Canada.
How long will it take to get the results of my test?
It will take approximately 2 weeks from the time your specimen is sent to the lab. We receive your test results and will forward them to you.
What happens after I get my results?
If there are significant levels of any of the toxic metals tested you will be given a list of health care practitioners who treat metal toxicity.