About 0.5g of hair cut close to the scalp from the back of the head, or nape of the neck is required (about 1 heaped tablespoon full). It is helpful if our yellow Hair Mineral Analysis request form is sent with the hair sample (see Appendix C). The following trace and toxic metals are measured: Ca, Mg, P, K, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Mn, Se, Ni, Co, Pb, Hg, Cd, As & Al.

Biolab Laboratory Guide

Hair Mineral & Toxic Elements Form

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Patient Instructions:

If the hair has been bleached or permed please ensure that none of the treated hair is included in the sample for analysis. If treated recently, wait 8-12 weeks before sampling.

Included in Profiles:

Biolab trace and toxic metals profile

Sample Collection Instructions:


Sample Report:

Sample Requirements:

Please cut the hair from the back of the head, or nape of the neck, close to the scalp. At least 0.5 grams of hair is required (about one heaped tablespoon full).Only the hair up to 1.5" (4cm) from the scalp can be used.

Postal Samples: