Minerals are essential for growth, healing and wellbeing. At last! We can eliminate most of the guessing about whether or not you are mineral deficient, imbalanced or suffering from the toxic effects of exposure to heavy metals like mercury and lead.
Once we have the results in just a matter of days, we will know exactly what we are dealing with. Better still, we will have specific recommendations pertaining to modifying your diet and any supplementation needs to improve or maintain health.
Hair tissue mineral analysis is accurate, more so than a blood test, it is scientifically robust, and repeatable. If you are currently under the care of a health professional, the information gained is clinically valuable and should be shared with your health care provider.
Here is an example of a hair tissue mineral analysis
HTMA Profile 1 NZ$190.00
HTMA Profile 2 NZ$225.00
HTMA Profile 3 NZ$217.50
Note: This fee includes the consultation with Gary Moller who will explain the results in detail and assist you with devising an intervention plan. This consultation can be either by phone, email or a scheduled face-to-face meeting and is for 30 minutes (Expenses like toll calls are additional). Longer than 30 minutes will be for an additional payment by mutual agreement.
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For more detailed information about this professional, accurate and comprehensive hair tissue analysis service,read the brochure here.
Inter Clinical Laboratories provides a reliable and comprehensive Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis service.
What is HTMA?
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a safe and non-invasive pathology test. It measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in hair.
Why test for minerals?
Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body's pH and water balance, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic ‘spark plugs' of life.
Ideally we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately today this is rarely possible. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental pollutants, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.
Consequently, we need to test and monitor our nutritional status more than ever.
Benefits of an HTMA
- Safe, scientific, non-invasive pathology test.
- Reliable data on more than 35 nutrient and toxic minerals, and over 25 important mineral ratios.
- Valuable health information often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.
- Discovery of nutrient mineral imbalances or toxic mineral excesses that may be affecting your health.
- Personalised patient and doctor interpretive test reports that assess your current mineral status, highlight areas of concern and recommend dietary changes and supplements for improved health and wellbeing.
Interclinical laboratory facilities have stringent quality control measures in place to ensure our reports contain the most precise and reliable test data available.
How to take a hair tissue sampleTaking a hair sample is quick and easy if you follow these instructions:
- Cut hair with clean stainless steel scissors. Thinning scissors can be used on short hair.
- To make the sample less conspicuous, cut small amounts of hair from the nape of the neck and/or several other locations on the back of the scalp.
- Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. If the sampled hair is less than 4cm long, keep all of it for testing. If the hair is longer than this, cut off and keep the 4cm of hair that was growing closest to the scalp (discard the excess).
- Place the hair sample in a clean paper envelope labeled with your name, age and sex. Please provide clean, well-rinsed, untreated and non-coloured hair.
- If hair is treated or coloured, wait six to eight weeks and take a sample from the freshly grown untreated hair. How much hair?
The laboratory requires half of one gram (0.5 gm) or about one tablespoon of hair. You can use the hair sample envelope to weight this amount of hair; instructions are printed on the envelope.
What kind of hair?
Head hair from the back of the head is recommended for testing. Freshly grown hair cut from close to the scalp reflects the body’s most recent metabolic activity. If head hair is not available, beard or pubic hair can be used. If there is no hair, clean fingernail clippings can be tested.
These alternative tissue samples can be used to monitor toxic mineral levels, but may not always provide nutrient mineral data that is as reliable as head hair.
Do not mix different types of tissue samples, eg. do not mix head hair with pubic hair.
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HTMA report formats
Inter Clinical Laboratories produces hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) reports in three different formats:
Profile 1: Results only report ($190.00)
This report includes:
- An easy-to-read, graphic illustration of patient test results for at least 36 essential and toxic minerals, including reference ranges;
- 27 significant mineral ratio results;Individual metabolic type results.
- Note: this report does not include any discussion of results or therapeutic recommendations. It is not recommended.
Profile 2: Interpretative report ($225.00)
This is our most detailed and informative report. It is the one that should be ordered. It has:
- A user friendly, informative report for the patient and a comprehensive technical report for the practitioner.
- The report contains all the data in Profile 1, as well as a medical discussion of the patient’s results and personalised therapeutic recommendations.
- It highlights health conditions that may be associated with the patient’s specific mineral imbalances.
- This report is designed to shed light on the patient’s current health status, identify potential areas of concern and direct dietary and supplemental measures to improve patient health.
- The patient’s report includes:An easy-to-read, graphic illustration of patient test results for at least 36 essential and toxic minerals, including reference ranges;
- 27 significant mineral ratio results;Personalised discussion of nutrient and toxic mineral levels and ratios;
- Individual metabolic type results and discussion;
- Personalised dietary suggestions.
- The practitioner’s report contains a summary of the above information, plus:
- Disease trends and potential health concerns;
- Medical discussion of mineral imbalances and toxins;
- Vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations.
Profile 3: Comparative report ($217.50)
This report is a follow-up to Profile 2. You order this one when repeating the test. It is highly informative. It compares current and previous test results, providing a
comprehensive discussion and revised personalised therapeutic recommendations.
The report includes:
- An easy-to-read, graphic illustration of current and previous patient test results for at least 36 essential and toxic minerals, including reference ranges
- 27 significant mineral ratio results;
- Comparative discussion of current and previous nutrient and toxic mineral levels and ratios;
- Revised discussion of individual metabolic type;
- Revised dietary suggestions;Revised vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations.
Which report should you choose?
Profile 1 ($190.00)
This report contains just the tissue mineral analysis data. Choose this report if you or your practitioner have been trained in analysing and interpreting data on nutrient and toxic mineral levels. This report is not recommended (Gary Moller).
Profile 2 ($225.00)
This is our most popular, comprehensive and recommended report. It draws on all of our laboratory’s expertise and extensive experience in analysing and interpreting trace mineral patterns. Choose this report if you want expert advice on your, or your patient’s, nutrient and toxic mineral levels.
This report provides a detailed interpretation of the results that will help you to formulate an appropriate nutritional program for heavy metal detoxification and improved health. This is the recommended report to get (Gary Moller)
Profile 3 ($217.50)
This comparative report draws on all of our laboratory’s expertise and extensive experience in
analysing and interpreting trace mineral patterns. Choose this report if you or your patient have done a tissue mineral analysis with Inter Clinical Laboratories within the past six months, and you want to do a comparative follow-up test.
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These elements are routinely measured in our tissue mineral analysis reports:
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