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Hair Mineral Analysis

Your hair contains all the minerals present in your body, including nutritional minerals as well as toxic heavy metals.  Hair Mineral Analysis is a laboratory test that measures this mineral content in the hair.

If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain, then we can see that discovering what your body needs when it needs it is a valuable tool in staying healthy.  After 30 years of research, hair analysis has emerged as the most practical, non-invasive method of testing for mineral balance in your body.
If you are feeling tired all the time, also known as T.A.T.T by your doctor, yet routine blood tests have shown no abnormality, a hair analysis may be able to identify an imbalance or shortage of minerals.  This is because a blood test reports how you are at the time of taking the sample.  

If you have just eaten a banana, your blood test can indicate a high potassium level, even though you may actually need more potassium.  A hair analysis will indicate your overall level of potassium - your actual storage levels over a period of time.  So if a blood test is like a snapshot, a hair analysis is more like a video of your mineral retention.
Pulse Health Screening is able to offer you Hair Mineral Analysis from a world class laboratory called Trace Elements Inc. which has specialised in this field since 1984.

Your sample is sent to the laboratory in the US and you will receive a comprehensive report 2 - 3 weeks later.  Your report will include:

Your body's level of nutrient minerals and toxic metals to mineral ratios

A list of recommended foods - and those to avoid

Food allergy indicators

Body chemistry balance analysis with supplement recommendations

Metabolic assessment

If you follow the recommendations in your report, you will want to know if there is any change in your body.  A  retest can be arranged a few months later, although you may have noticed physical improvements in your health by then.
How to obtain a hair sample
Proper collection of the hair sample is extremely important.  The hair to be collected should be clean and you should not use permed, dyed or bleached hair.  The hair should come from several areas of your scalp on the back portion of your head.  You simply part the hair and cut as close to the scalp as possible.  Cut away excess hair from the sample, leaving about one to one and a half inches (2 - 3cm) of the root end.  The total amount of hair needed is about a tablespoon.  

Full instructions are given in the hair sample kit which you will be sent.

To order a Hair Mineral Analysis kit, click on one of the buttons below.  The kit includes an addressed envelope for you to send your sample to Mineral Check, the UK distributor, in Kent.  They will courier your sample to the Trace Elements Inc. laboratory in the U.S.  You will receive your detailed report within 21 to 28 days after sending your sample.  Kits can be ordered for residents of the UK and Ireland only *.

* If you live outside the UK and Ireland, you can find out who your national distributor is by filling out the form at Trace Elements Inc.  
Hair Map
A hair sample taken from this area of the scalp is ideal for your hair mineral analysis test

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis (email)


Your report will be sent to you by email

Results usually available in 21 days

This is the most popular and comprehensive report. It utilises all of the expertise and extensive experience in interpreting trace mineral patterns at the Trace Elements Inc. laboratory.  The report contains a graphic illustration of your test results for at least 35 essential and toxic minerals, including reference ranges.  It also includes a detailed discussion of your results and personalised nutritional recommendations. Please choose the option to receive your report by email or post. Those who choose the email option will also receive a copy of the Doctor’s Report which includes additional information.

Please Note:  If you order a Hair Analysis for someone else on your PayPal account, please provide their name in the box below to avoid any delay in receiving the results.

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis
HMA Elements Tested

Click for the list of minerals and toxins tested

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis (post)


Your report will be sent to you by post

Results usually available in 21 days

Dogs:  Hair analysis is not only helpful for humans but for dogs, too. The sample should be taken from the dog's belly and the same amount of hair is required as for a human test.  A special report is provided by Trace Elements which is relevant to dogs.

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis for Dogs (email)


The report will be sent to you by email

Results usually available in 21 days

Trace Elements provide a report which is similar in appearance to the report for humans but is specifically relevant to your dog. The report includes dietary advice and a list of nutrients to help address any nutritional deficiencies or toxic metal overload.  The report can be shown to your vet if you need any additional help.

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis for Dogs

Hair Mineral & Toxins Analysis for Dogs (post)


The report will be sent to you by post

Results usually available in 21 days

Children:  The hair analysis can be ordered for children from two years of age but the supplements recommended in the report may not be suitable for children under 12.  Therefore, you will be advised to consult a qualified nutritionist in your area for advice on suitable alternatives.

If you have had a hair analysis through Pulse Health Screening before, you may wish to order a retest to monitor your progress.  The retest compares current and previous test results, providing a comprehensive discussion with revised, personalised, nutritional recommendations. To request a retest, click here.  You will be required to give your name and provide the Lab number from your previous test(s) which can be found in the top right corner of the report. Instructions on how to order will be sent to you.   If you live outside the UK and Ireland, we can no longer arrange a retest so please contact Trace Elements for contact details of your country’s distributor.

Hair Mineral & Toxins Retest

** Please note that lab tests are temporarily on hold due to a family bereavement**  

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