Labs

The number of laboratories offering testing for toxins is growing. These are laboratories for which I have some experience and am willing to recommend. 

Laboratories:

Laboratory

Tests For

Contact

Notes

23andMe

Genomics

www.23andme.com

Inexpensive for a lot of SNPs

Doctors Data

Gut, metals

www.doctorsdata.com

Excellent for toxic metals

Genova Diagnostics

Gut, metals, POPs, solvents

www.gdx.net

Excellent for gut microbial balance

Quicksilver Scientific

Metals

www.quicksilverscientific.com

Experts in mercury

The Great Planes Laboratory

Gut, POPs, solvents

www.greatplainslaboratory.com

Comprehensive chemical screen

Rocky Mountain Analytical

Solvents

www.rmalab.com

Basic screen

US Biotech

Solvents

www.usbiotek.com

Basic screen

 

To assess body load of toxic metals, I strongly recommend the following assessment protocol. Must be done in collaboration with an environmental doctor. Basically, first morning urine tells you current exposure while the urine taken after the chelating agent assesses body load. This later assessment is controversial, but is the best currently available without taking a biopsy.

Sample 1 for current exposure:

  1. Collect first morning urine

  2. Send to lab

Sample 2 for body load:

  1. Take 300 mg of DMPS and 500 mg of DMSA (access to these drugs requires a doctor)

  2. Collect urine for 6 hours

  3. Send to lab