HTMA Canine Profile 10 Multi-Element Assay (Initial and Retest)
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) can be just as beneficial for your furry friend as for yourself. This test uses the same procedure as the human analysis, by using a hair sample to detect mineral imbalances and levels in the body. Hair provides an accurate source for testing due to the way it grows. Hair comes into contact with the body's internal environment during the growing process, meaning it is exposed to blood, lymph, and extra-cellular fluids. Once the hair reaches the surface of the skin, the outer layers harden and secure the metabolic products they came across during growth. This biological process gives us insight into the mineral status and metabolic activity of the body that took place during hair formation.
This is a specialized technique that is so important due to the necessity of minerals for the body's health. Minerals are essential for many of the body's functions, including anti-oxidant and endocrine activity, cellular metabolism, DNA function, enzyme function, immune function, muscular activity, nerve condition, structural support, and water and acid/alkaline balance.
Please note that these laboratory test results and the comprehensive report are not considered diagnostic. The analysis is only provided as an additional source of information to the attending doctor.
Many different components, such as diet, environmental factors, and stress, lead to the presence of toxic metals, and mineral levels that are imbalanced. This analytical procedure allows us to construct the proper diet and supplement recommendations to help the body restore health.
The HTMA Canine Profile 10 Multi-Element Assay Includes:
- Graphic illustration of mineral ratios and levels
- Customized supplement recommendations based on the hair mineral analysis
How to take a pet hair sample
It is important to take your dog's hair sample properly in order to receive an accurate interpretation and recommendations.
- Take the sample from behind your dog's head in small portions. Cut as close to the skin as you can.
- Use high grade stainless steel or plastic scissors to avoid micro contamination of the sample. The use of plated scissors may result in inaccurate results due to the contamination of metallic elements.
- The length of the sample should not be more than 1.5 inches. Use the proximal (closest to skin) part of the sample, and discard the rest. The hair closest to the skin most accurately represents recent metabolic activity.
- Weigh 125 mg of hair (one tablespoon full) for an accurate sample.
Mail in the hair sample for testing to Trace Elements, Inc.:
P.O. Box 514
Addison, Texas 75001 U.S.A.
You may purchase Consultation time with Practitioner Eileen Durfee if you have questions or need help with the program. Practitioner Eileen Durfee has vast experience and knowledge in Body Mineral Balancing from her work with Dr. Wilson, and she uses this expertise, along with scientific research, to make recommendations and interpret client results.
ATTENTION New York State residents: NY Public Health Law Section 574 prohibits hair analysis laboratories from processing hair samples from residents of New York at this time. We cannot process hair analysis orders with a NY State shipping address. If you have any questions, please Contact us.
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