Urine element analysis is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis and confirmation of toxic element burden and monitoring of detoxification therapy. For diagnosis of the presence of certain toxic element burdens, a challenge consisting of pre and post provocation is recommended. Consult with the naturopathic doctor with respect to the specific details of this test.
A pre-provocation urine elements analysis requires a urine collection prior to administration of a chelating agent to establish baseline elemental levels.
The second part of the challenge test is the post-provocation urine elements analysis which involves urine collection following the use of a chelating agent. A chelating agent will help to bind and excrete toxic elements in the body to show the degree of toxicity in the body.