Heavy Metals Panel, Blood
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Patient Preparation: Avoid seafood consumption for 48 hours prior to sample collection.

Description: Heavy metals become toxic when they are not metabolized by the body and accumulate in the soft tissues. These metals may enter the body through food, water, air, or absorption through the skin. Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Long-term exposure may result in the physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Muscular Dystrophy, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Includes: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury