Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a non-invasive test that measures the levels of nutrients and toxic minerals in the body using a hair sample. It is regarded by several doctors as one of the most powerful tools in preventive healthcare.
We use hair since it has been recognized as one of the tissues of choice by the Environmental Protection Agency in determining toxic metal exposure. Clinical results have shown that a properly obtained sample can give an indication of mineral status and toxic metal accumulation following long term or even acute exposure. Also, hair can be cut easily and painlessly and can be sent to the lab without any special handling requirements.