Not Available in New York state
Only healthcare providers licensed in their state may order laboratory testing.
*Vibrant Wellness does not participate in, take assignment, or accept any private insurance. We do not provide super bills and cannot assist with claim resolution for laboratory tests or consultations.
Conditions and Symptoms Associated with heavy metal toxicity include:
- Neurological symptoms:
- cognitive decline, memory loss, ataxia, tremors, numbness, tingling, neuropathy, myopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, and Parkinson’s disease, tinnitus, irritability
- Respiratory symptoms:
- Lung disease, lung cancer, breathing problems, respiratory distress, pneumonia
- Cardiovascular and hematological symptoms:
- Anemia, RBC abnormalities, hypertension, low blood pressure, hypokalemia, edema, cancers of the blood
- Gastrointestinal symptoms:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, reduced absorption of nutrients (particularly minerals), dry mouth, metallic taste, pancreatic cancer
- Skeletal and bone-related symptoms:
- Osteoporosis, reduced bone mineral density
- Dermatological symptoms:
- Dermatitis, eczema, dry skin, sweating, skin lesions, hyperpigmentation, hair loss, allergic skin reactions
- Renal and hepatic symptoms:
- Renal failure, elevated liver enzymes, hepatic damage, hepatic failure, suppressed hepatic detoxification, elevated hepatic enzymes
- Reproductive symptoms:
- Infertility, difficulty conceiving, birth defects, miscarriage
What is the pre/post provocation protocol?
A provocation protocol for heavy metal testing consists of taking a substance, provoking agent, that flushes and readily binds to heavy metals from tissue and other hard-to-measure parts of the human body in order to detect the ‘hidden’ stores of heavy metals that are not found in blood and urine. Vibrant does not provide a provoking agent and does not give guidance on provocation protocols. Please consult with a trained and knowledgeable healthcare provider before attempting provocation.
- Print out 2 requisitions (label 1 as Pre-provocation HM & the other as Post-Provocation HM)
- Put the pre-provocation requisition along with the pre-provocation HM tube in 1 bag
- Put the post-provocation requisition along with the post-provocation HM tube in the other bag
- Ship both samples and requisitions together
Am I required to take a provoked sample for heavy metal testing?
No. You and your healthcare provider should discuss whether provoked or non-provoked samples are best for you.