Whole Blood Metals

Needed Material: 3-5ml Whole Blood in EDTA tubes.

Important: we use reference ranges for adults and children. Please specify age or date of birth on sample submission sheet.

Nutritional deficiencies reduce detoxification potentials. A zinc or copper deficiency reduces SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) function, thus blocking the Phase 1 Detoxification Cycle. Chelating Agents such as EDTA or DMPS easily bind trace elements such as zinc and copper. Manganese deficiency reduces the function of the detoxification enzyme MnSOD; manganese intoxication can induce Pseudo Parkinson (which is easily treated via detoxification). Blood tests are important to adequately diagnose the nutritional status.

For Patients

If you are interested in blood metal testing, please have a visit to your doctor's office for the blood draw. The sample should be shipped with the appropriate submission sheet. 

If questions arise, we are happy to help. service@microtrace.de


Nutrient and Toxic Profile (P4) :
Magnesium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc

plus Aluminium, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Platinum, Silver, Thallium, Uranium, Tin, Zirconium.

Micronutrient Profile (P36):
Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium.

Extended Micronutrient Profile (P35):
Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium and Calcium.

Toxic Profile (P49):
Aluminium, Arsenic-total, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Palladium, Tin and Gadolinium.


Download Sample Submission Sheet, fill out and send with sample. Regular mail or air mail is sufficient. Freezing is not needed, but make sure sample is adequately protected to prevent breakage.