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What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?


Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA), is an analytical test which measures the mineral content of the hair. The sampled hair, obtained by cutting the first inch and one-half of growth closest to the scalp at the nape of the neck, is prepared in a licensed clinical laboratory through a series of chemical and high temperature digestive procedures. Testing is then performed using highly sophisticated detection equipment and methods to achieve the most accurate and precise results.

Minerals measured include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, molybdenum, lithium, cobalt, zinc and others. Toxic metals tested include lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, aluminum and others. 

HTMA provides a metabolic picture of your health over the last 2-3 months. It reveals how the stress of your life has affected your mineral status which then affects your overall health and well being.


Recommended Blood Tests

  • Magnesium RBC

  • Copper (Serum)

  • Zinc (Plasma)

  • Ceruloplasmin

  • Iron & TIBC

  • Ferritin

  • Transferrin

  • Hemoglobin        

Optional Blood Tests

  • Active Hormone D   [1,25(OH)2]

  • Storage Hormone D  [25 (OH)]

  • Ionized Serum Calcium

  • Potassium RBC

  • Retinol A

Step 1

Step 2

  • Once you have decided to work with me, purchase the package of your choice below.

  • I will mail you a hair test kit and e-mail you additional paperwork. 

  • Collect the hair sample and mail it to Trace Elements in the envelope provided. Results typically take between 2-3 weeks and will be sent to me. 

Step 3

  • Complete and e-mail the symptom survey and liability form to me.

  • If you have insurance or can get labs done in the Philippines, please get the recommended blood tests on the left. Consult with your doctor to request these tests. This series of blood tests provide a good picture of your body's iron status and how well the iron recycling system is working. Email the results to me.

Step 4

  • When I receive the symptom survey, liability form and blood tests (if done) from you and the HTMA results from Trace Elements, I will contact you to set up a consultation.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to exclusive distribution agreements, I cannot accept orders for hair tests from clients originating from the following countries:  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, Qatar, Scotland, Singaporte, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.

Visitors from these countries need to purchase the test from a distributor in their region. Please contact Trace Elements, Inc. for further information. a hair test. 

In addition, residents of New York may NOT order hair tests. 

FDA DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These services and product recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  This disclaimer is required by the FDA for non drug related treatments or approved devices.

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This package includes one Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and a 1-hour consultation to discuss the results of the HTMA and blood labs.




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This package includes one follow-up Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, and a 45 minute consultation to discuss the results of the follow-up HTMA and blood labs. 



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This package includes one 30 minute follow-up consultation. It is an add-on service. You must have already purchased an HTMA/Consultation package.



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*Special pricing available when ordering multiple HTMA and consults for your household. 

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