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Fecal Metals Testing

Test Indications:

  • Assessment of exposure to and excretion of toxic metals and elements
  • Monitor natural route of heavy metal elimination

Test Summary:

  • Analysis of elements in feces provides important information about the potential for toxic metal burden.
  • For many heavy metals, fecal (bleary) excretion is the primary natural route of elimination from the body.
  • Efficiency of oral absorption of toxic metals varies considerably; therefore fecal elemental analysis also provides a direct indication of dietary exposure.

Specimen collection is convenient for the patient and only requires a single-step procedure