We do NOT recommend doing any type of “challenge” test (DMPS, DMSA) to determine your mercury levels as there are risks involved with using chelation agents and it is not an accurate assessment of mercury body budren. Instead we recommend utilizing the Tri-test from Quicksilver scientific.
Quicksilver Scientific’s Tri-Test for mercury levels is the only clinical testing suite that measures both the exposures and excretion abilities for each of the two main forms of mercury we are exposed to. The QS Tri-Test utilizes mercury speciation analysis, a patented advanced technology that separates methyl mercury from inorganic mercury and measures each directly. This technique provides unprecedented information for the healthcare practitioner to assess the patient’s difficulties with each form of mercury and plan a successful detoxification strategy.
The Analytical Suite and Results Reporting
The full analytical suite includes three tests: (1) mercury speciation analysis of patient’s blood, (2) mercury speciation analysis of patient’s urine, and (3) total mercury analysis of patient’s hair.
Mercury speciation analysis shows 2 forms of mercury:
- Inorganic mercury (HgII) in blood usually reflects a dental amalgam exposure and its main excretion route is urine. The urine:blood ratio gives an index of excretion efficiency for inorganic mercury.
- Methylmercury (MeHg) reflects seafood consumption, though some is made in the gut from swallowed amalgam-based mercury. Excretion of methylmercury is reflected in the hair. The hair:blood ratio gives an index of excretion efficiency of methylmercury
Our customized reports contain raw and graphical data (sample, right). Each graphic provides references to help practitioners and patients interpret results.
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