Find out the approximate levels of toxins in your system with the Doctor's Data Hair Analysis Kit (as opposed to just the presence of in the CTS Tests). Simply collect and mail your hair sample to the lab as instructed in the kit (everything you need is pre-paid and pre-posted).
About Doctor's Data Laboratory
Extensive research established that scalp hair element levels are related to human systemic levels. The strength of this relationship varies for specific elements, and many researchers consider hair as the tissue of choice for toxic and several nutrient elements. Unlike blood, hair element levels are not regulated by homeostatic mechanisms. Thus, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to overt symptoms and can thereby be a valuable preliminary tool for predicting the development of physiological abnormalities.
Measurement of toxic and essential elements
Analysis by ICP-MS
Result specific commentary provided
Requires only 0.25 g hair
Since 1972, Doctor’s Data, Inc. has performed over four million hair elements tests for physicians and other health care providers, accumulating what is probably the largest database regarding this procedure. Tests for the following potentially toxic elements:
Note about statistical probabilities
If any one (or more) of the criteria are met, there is a 1 in 44 chance that it happened randomly and a 43 in 44 chance that something is wrong. Of course, the chances that it is random diminish rapidly if the deviation is greater or if more than one of the rules is met. The greater the deviation, the greater the probability that the person is toxic.
Additional patterns which are characteristic of mercury toxicity
There are some characteristic non-statistical findings, too, in mercury toxic people. These are probably caused by other heavy metals in addition to mercury, but are NOT caused by COPPER toxicity. People who are copper toxic, with nothing else going on, have very normal looking hair analyses except for very elevated copper. Their minerals are not "skewed".
In order to test the levels of toxins in our system, the most precise method is a Biopsy. Short of that invasive procedure (involves removing tissue from the liver or kidneys, and costs upwards of $500), Hair Analysis is a great option, giving us an idea of the presence and volume of toxins in our bodies.
Dr. Daniel Vinograd, D.D.S, N.M.D.