HAIR | HUMAN | Toxic Metals & Mineral Analysis | ID:156-516-e2702-1

Visualised Results based on Human Hair Analysis Population Ranges & Guidelines. See Articles & References


Getting the most from the results

The Bottom Line

The main purpose of this test is to reveal possible long term exposure to harmful toxic metals.

More than half of these metals are known to be toxic, dangerous, carcinogenic or have unknown effects on humans. Long red bars make it imperative to investigate possible exposure routes and consider follow-up with Water or Soil tests.

Evidence indicates that the Heavy Metals with longer red bars correlate well with levels of recent consistent exposure.

Blue bars mean your result is similar to about 95% of the population.

The Zscore

Z-Score is a statistical measurement of your results relationship to the population mean or average. A Z-score can be positive or negative, indicating whether it is above or below the population mean.

About 95% of the population have results that fit within the Reference Range. This reference range translates to z-scores that span a range of minus 2 through to plus 2. We use these Zscores to be able to visualise the results in a meaningful and comparative way.

Dive Deeper

There are links within your results that take you to further information. This information is being updated regularly.

All links are in blue. Metal name links take you to the substance profile on Toxno. You can also see other people's results by clicking on compare.

Additional information includes your actual result expressed as mg of the metal per kg of your hair, the reference range used to calculate the zscores, the date and lab job number and client sample details. LOD stands for "Limit of Detection"

Balance

Some of these substances are also essential human nutrients. There is a complex interplay of toxic heavy metals and essential minerals in the body. It is very important to have optimal mineral intake (magnesium, calcium, zinc etc) from the diet, especially if results indicate persistent exposure to the toxic heavy metals.

Heavy metals compete at the molecular and cellular level with nutrient minerals.

It is paramount to find the source of the heavy metal exposure and stop the exposure. Only then is it both feasible and safe to consider detoxifying.

Aluminium: 21.2 mg/Kg (Zscore: 2.71) | Reference Range: 0 - 18 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Antimony: 0.091 mg/Kg (Zscore: 3.19) | Reference Range: 0 - 0.07 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Barium: 3.867 mg/Kg (Zscore: 3.94) | Reference Range: 0 - 2.6 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Bismuth: 5.232 mg/Kg (Zscore: 51.66) | Reference Range: 0 - 0.39 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

RESULT OFF SCALE Zscore = 51.66

Boron: 1.06 mg/Kg (Zscore: -1.61) | Reference Range: 0.2 - 9.1 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Cadmium: 0.086 mg/Kg (Zscore: .45) | Reference Range: 0 - 0.14 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Calcium: 358 mg/Kg (Zscore: -1.26) | Reference Range: 220 - 970 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Cobalt: 0.083 mg/Kg (Zscore: 12.6) | Reference Range: 0.01 - 0.03 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.01mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

RESULT OFF SCALE Zscore = 12.6

Copper: 794 mg/Kg (Zscore: 102.66) | Reference Range: 9 - 39 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.5mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

RESULT OFF SCALE Zscore = 102.66

Iron: 14.4 mg/Kg (Zscore: 1.41) | Reference Range: 5 - 16 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Lead: 7.769 mg/Kg (Zscore: 8.35) | Reference Range: 0 - 3 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Lithium: 0.024 mg/Kg (Zscore: -.87) | Reference Range: 0.01 - 0.06 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.02mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Magnesium: 62 mg/Kg (Zscore: -.13) | Reference Range: 20 - 110 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Manganese: 2.962 mg/Kg (Zscore: 7.54) | Reference Range: 0.1 - 1.3 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Mercury: 0.96 mg/Kg (Zscore: .13) | Reference Range: 0 - 1.8 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Molybdenum: 0.158 mg/Kg (Zscore: 8.24) | Reference Range: 0.03 - 0.08 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.03mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Nickel: 0.531 mg/Kg (Zscore: .12) | Reference Range: 0 - 1 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Phosphorus: 92 mg/Kg (Zscore: -2.8) | Reference Range: 110 - 200 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Selenium: 10.3 mg/Kg (Zscore: 24.66) | Reference Range: 0.3 - 1.8 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.3mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

RESULT OFF SCALE Zscore = 24.66

Silver: 92.6 mg/Kg (Zscore: 1288.59) | Reference Range: 0 - 0.287 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

RESULT OFF SCALE Zscore = 1288.59

Sodium: 103 mg/Kg (Zscore: -1.21) | Reference Range: 40 - 360 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Strontium: 1.667 mg/Kg (Zscore: -.83) | Reference Range: 0.3 - 5 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.3mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Sulphur: 45454 mg/Kg (Zscore: .21) | Reference Range: 35640 - 53360 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Thorium: 1.239 mg/Kg (Zscore: ) | Reference Range: - 0.0276 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.3mg/Kg

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Vanadium: 0.056 mg/Kg (Zscore: -.79) | Reference Range: 0.02 - 0.14 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Zinc: 211 mg/Kg (Zscore: 2.03) | Reference Range: 100 - 210 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:1mg/Kg

SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Arsenic | Reference Range: 0 - 0.2 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.1mg/Kg

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Chromium | Reference Range: 0 - 0.2 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.2mg/Kg

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Potassium | Reference Range: 20 - 240 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:10mg/Kg

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Thallium | Reference Range: 0 - 0.06 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Uranium | Reference Range: 0 - 0.17 mg/Kg | ID:156-516-e2702-1 | COMPARE | Job #: e2702-1 | 25/07/2015 | LOD:0.05mg/Kg

Substance undetectable in sample or below the Lab's Limit of Detection (LOD)
SAMPLE DETAILS: | Client Age: 44 | Client Gender: Female

Getting the most from the results

The Bottom Line

The main purpose of this test is to reveal possible long term exposure to harmful toxic metals.

More than half of these metals are known to be toxic, dangerous, carcinogenic or have unknown effects on humans. Long red bars make it imperative to investigate possible exposure routes and consider follow-up with Water or Soil tests.

Evidence indicates that the Heavy Metals with longer red bars correlate well with levels of recent consistent exposure.

Blue bars mean your result is similar to about 95% of the population.

The Zscore

Z-Score is a statistical measurement of your results relationship to the population mean or average. A Z-score can be positive or negative, indicating whether it is above or below the population mean.

About 95% of the population have results that fit within the Reference Range. This reference range translates to z-scores that span a range of minus 2 through to plus 2. We use these Zscores to be able to visualise the results in a meaningful and comparative way.

Dive Deeper

There are links within your results that take you to further information. This information is being updated regularly.

All links are in blue. Metal name links take you to the substance profile on Toxno. You can also see other people's results by clicking on compare.

Additional information includes your actual result expressed as mg of the metal per kg of your hair, the reference range used to calculate the zscores, the date and lab job number and client sample details. LOD stands for "Limit of Detection"

Balance

Some of these substances are also essential human nutrients. There is a complex interplay of toxic heavy metals and essential minerals in the body. It is very important to have optimal mineral intake (magnesium, calcium, zinc etc) from the diet, especially if results indicate persistent exposure to the toxic heavy metals.

Heavy metals compete at the molecular and cellular level with nutrient minerals.

It is paramount to find the source of the heavy metal exposure and stop the exposure. Only then is it both feasible and safe to consider detoxifying.

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