**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a patient direct program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**
The Fundamental Heavy Metals Panel includes:
Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic
Mercury: Used to identify an abnormally high amount of mercury in the blood. It can also be used to evaluate individuals who may have been exposed to mercury in the workplace. Practitioners will use this test to determine whether a patient has been affected by acute exposure (short term) or chronic exposure (long term) to Mercury.
Cadmium: Monitor recent or acute exposure to cadmium.
Lead: Used to monitor the exposure of lead in adults. A very small amount of lead is stored in your bones while the rest is excreted through the urine and feces.
Arsenic: Detection of acute or very recent arsenic exposure.