HTMA Equine Profile 16 Multi-Element Assay (Initial and Retest)
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is as useful for your horse as it is for yourself! This is a non-invasive procedure that uses a sample of hair to determine the body's mineral levels, ratios, and imbalances. Hair is a reliable testing source due to the way it interacts with the body's internal environment during growth. The hair is exposed to blood, lymph, and extra-cellular fluids, and once it hardens at the skin's surfaces, it retains the metabolic products it accumulated during the growth process. This biological procedure provides us with useful information regarding the body's mineral status and metabolic activity that occurred during the hair formation.
This analytical technique is so specialized at detecting minerals, which are essential for a healthy body. It requires minerals for many of its functions, such as 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.
A number of components, including a diet, environmental factors, and stress, can result in imbalanced mineral levels and toxic metal accumulation. This analytical procedure gives us the tools to provide the necessary diet and supplement recommendations to help the body regain balance.
The HTMA Equine Profile 16 Multi-Element Assay Includes:
- Graphic illustration of mineral ratios and levels
- Individualized evaluation and discussion of mineral levels and how they impact the body's chemistry - includes discussion of mineral levels related to feed and water mineral content
- Supplement recommendations based on the hair mineral analysis
How to take a pet hair sample
A proper hair sample is essential to receive a correct interpretation and recommendations for your horse. Please follow the below instructions:
- Cut the sample from the lower part of your horse's mane. Make sure to cut as close as possible to the skin.
- It is necessary to use high grade stainless steel or plastic scissors, as the use of plated scissors can lead to metallic element contamination. Use proper type of scissors to ensure accurate results.
- The sample length should not exceed 1.5 inches.
- Proximal (closest to skin) hair reflects the most recent metabolic activity. Use this part of the sample, and discard the remainder.
- The hair sample should weigh 125 mg (one tablespoon full).
Send in the hair sample to Trace Elements, Inc. at the following address:
P.O. Box 514
Addison, Texas 75001 U.S.A.
You can choose to purchase Consultation time with Practitioner Eileen Durfee if you need assistance or have any questions about the program. Practitioner Eileen Durfee has extensive knowledge and experience in Body Mineral Balancing from her work with Dr. Wilson, and she uses her background, along with scientific research, to interpret client results and provide appropriate recommendations.
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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