Urine Metal Analysis (UMA)

Urine metal concentrations reflect excretion levels.

A comparison of an unprovoked (unchallenged) baseline urine with a Provocation urine following chelation allows an estimation regarding the body's metal load and the chelating agent's binding capability.

Our COMPARISON REPORT directly compares test results of repeat analysis results.

Baseline Urine

  • Elevated metal levels indicate immediate exposure. The renal system excretes metals without being provoked.
  • A low concentration on essential metals in urine may be caused by a reduced or inadequate dietary intake. It does not necessary indicate a nutritional deficiency.
  • If urine baseline results indicate low zinc excretion levels, supplementation is recommended before DMPS or EDTA chelation therapy, esp. in the presence of low blood and hair zinc levels. (Reason: EDTA and DMPS are strong chelators of zinc, and will bind this metal even if deficient)
  • To determine a nutritional deficiency, urine is not the ideal specimen