Heavy Metal Exposure
Find out if your body is polluted
Excessive Exposure to Toxic Metals?
Exposure to chemicals is not limited to working in the chemical industry or living near an industrial facility. We are exposed to enormous number of chemicals and pollutants sourcing from the vestiges of eating, drinking, breathing and touching the processed products. People start to worry what ‘else’ I have consumed after a series of food safety scandals had broken.
Minerals (like Calcium, Iron and Zinc) are important nutrients to maintain our bodily functions. Our body cannot make minerals. When we do not obtain enough minerals from our diet, or absence of some nutrients may affect the uptake of certain minerals.
Improper mineral intake could lead to mineral deficiency, hinder essential functions of the body.
Mineral deficiency or heavy metal expossure
might be cause of health issues
Researches showed that long-term exposure to environment pollutant may causing serious diseases., including nervous system problems, anaemia and cancer, therefore, there are more people concerning about the health risks caused by chronic exposure to toxins
Diminished white blood cell, weaken immunity
Disrupt male reproductive organs
Birth defect, abnormal fetal development
Are you at risk of mineral deficiency or heavy metal accumulation?
We can screen patients’ mineral status via blood, urine or hair/nail. Each type of the samples is unique to reflect a facet of your mineral/toxic metal
status. The latest technology could accurately measure the level of over 50 kinds of trace elements, reflecting the actual accumulative status in body.
HK BioTek Technology Competence
• The sample will be sent to Micro Trace Minerals Laboratory in Germany for analysis. Accredited by Germany’s National Accreditation Body for AKS-PL-20918 and ISO/IEC17025:2005 in worldwide for reliable testing service.
• By utilizing state-of the art equipment, accurate results could be obtained even if the concentration of analytes are very low.
The report is not only revealing the problem in toxic accumulation, it also suggests an all rounded supplementation programme. Combine with healthcare professional’s consultation, you can achieve the optimal health in a simple way!
You will be receiving the followings within 2-3 weeks：
The Testing Process
1. What is the difference between testing blood, urine, and hair or nail sample for trace elements?
These three ways are to test for your mineral status. Each type reflects a unique aspect of what is going on in your body.
Blood sample: A short and recent exposure to a mineral as it travels throughout the whole body.
Urine sample: Reflects the mineral level and toxic metals in a provoked patient.
Hair (or nail) sample: Reflects chronic exposure as the extra minerals and bonded into keratin.
2. What are the sources of toxic metal elements?
The most common heavy metal elements in Hong Kong are arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. Pollution from environment and chemicals have become a part of urban lifestyle. The recent food safety scandals have aroused concerns on chemical additives in food. These toxic metal elements can be found in water pipes, cosmetics, food or some herbal medicine, chronic intake will definitely burden our health, lead to an array of health issues.
3. How long can the test trace back in your system?
An overview of chronic toxic metal exposure requests hair or nail sample for analysis. The growth of hair, finger nails or toes nails vary from person to person, in most of the case, an analysis of these sample can show the trace elements exposure in 3 to 9 months.
4. How accurate is the test?
All sample will be sent to Micro Trace Minerals Laboratory in Germany for analysis. With the ICP-MS technology, the laboratory is able to determine the level or distribution of metal particles from the sample. Since its establishment, MTM has been specialising for mineral and toxic metal analysis for over 40 years. To ensure the accuracy and reliable testing protocol, MTM has joined the Round Robin Test (i.e. the comparison of analysis between laboratories by a third party laboratory). In the comparison, the accuracy of MTM is found to be 100%! This shows that the measurement and analysis done in this laboratory is highly accurate and reliable.
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