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Heavy Metals

To test for and identify heavy metal toxicity from 20 of the most common heavy metals.

  • Heavy metal toxicity is under-represented as a root cause of illness and disease in humans, is thought to affect over 1 million individuals annually, and can affect virtually all biological systems within the human body
  • Heavy metals may be the root cause of common neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases, and disorders associated with increased oxidative stress and cellular dysfunction
  • Due to the ability of many heavy metals to deplete critical nutrients such as antioxidants and minerals, the Vibrant Heavy Metals test should be run alongside a Vibrant Micronutrient panel, to assess both intra- and extracellular levels of commonly affected nutrients
  • Populations at greater risk of heavy metal toxicity include developing fetuses, children, and the immunocompromised, as well as individuals with impaired liver function and reduced antioxidant activity
  • Heavy metals are present in all regions of the United States, and can accumulate in air, soil, and drinking or ground water sources in and around concentrated sources of heavy metals from industrial production or pollution
  • Some professions and hobbies are at greater risk of heavy metal toxicity, including fuel, munitions, painting, rubber manufacturing, industrial smelting, mining, photographic processing, agriculture, semiconductors, welding, and waste or radioactive waste disposal sites
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) considers 13 heavy metals of significance to human and environmental health: arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, mercury, manganese, nickel, lead, tin, and titanium, however, there are other metals and metalloids that may be significant causes of health problems in humans

The Vibrant Heavy Metals test is a urine-based test to screen for 20 of the most common heavy metals known to accumulate and cause adverse health effects in the human body. This test can be taken either provoked or non-provoked. Discuss with your healthcare provider which option is best for you and consult a trained healthcare provider before attempting any heavy metal provocation protocols.

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.

  • Beryllium
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Arsenic
  • Palladium
  • Cadmium
  • Antimony
  • Tin
  • Tellurium
  • Cesium
  • Barium
  • Gadolinium
  • Tungsten
  • Platinum
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Thallium
  • Bismuth
  • Thorium
  • Uranium

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.

  1. Print out 2 requisitions (label 1 as Pre-provocation HM & the other as Post-Provocation HM)
  2. Put the pre-provocation requisition along with the pre-provocation HM tube in 1 bag
  3. Put the post-provocation requisition along with the post-provocation HM tube in the other bag
  4. 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.

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Regulatory Statement

Vibrant testing does not demonstrate absolute positive and negative predictive values for any disease state or condition. Its clinical utility has not been fully established. Vibrant validates the accuracy and precision of the testing but not of its clinical or diagnostic value. So these tests are for wellness and informational purpose only. Vibrant is actively doing clinical research on these samples, de-identified from patients under an IRB and will make research publications towards the same as and when the clinical utility is well established. These tests have been laboratory developed and their performance characteristics determined by Vibrant America LLC, a CLIA-certified laboratory performing the test CLIA#:05D2078809. The test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although FDA does not currently clear or approve laboratory-developed tests in the U.S., certification of the laboratory is required under CLIA to ensure the quality and validity of the tests. The general wellness test intended uses relate to sustaining or offering general improvement to functions associated with a general state of health while making reference to diseases or conditions. Content provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Content provided to help you make a healthy lifestyle, dietary, and treatment choices in consultation with your healthcare provider. It is intended to be used as a tool to encourage a general state of health and well-being. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner for diagnosis and treatment considerations. The Vibrant Wellness platform provides tools for you to track and analyze your general wellness profile.