Comprehensive Urine Element Profile

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of 15 nutrient elements and 20 toxic metals. These include classic toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, as well as newer technology toxins such as niobium. This is an ideal toxic exposure test for patients suspected of toxic metal exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral wasting.

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile offers an advanced, comprehensive assessment of toxic and potentially toxic elements excreted in urine. In addition to measuring classic elemental toxins, this profile includes elements used in the medical, aerospace, nuclear, and high-tech electronics industries.

Health Consequences of Toxic Exposure

Evidence suggests that chronic toxic element exposure can adversely affect:

  • Energy levels
  • Reproductive function
  • Cancer risk
  • Neurological development and function
  • Respiratory, cardiac, hepatic, and immunefunctions
  • Cognitive and emotional health
  • Degenerative conditions

Toxins and Sources of Exposure

Accumulations of element toxins can occur in the human body in response to occupational exposures or to environmental exposures from toxic release in air, soil, or industrial waste systems. These sources include:

  • Metal refining
  • Alloying
  • Plating and parts manufacturing in aerospace and machine tool industries
  • Fabrication of nuclear reactor fuel assemblies
  • Electronics and computer manufacturing

According to the EPA, the US has the largest electronics (including computer) workforce in the world. Exposures to the measured elements can occur in other occupations as ell, including:

  • Welding and metal shaping
  • Plumbing
  • Oil refining
  • Military or police service (with weapons use)
  • Handling of disposal of wastes
  • Manufacturing of pigments and coatings
  • Petrochemical production

The Comprehensive Urine Elements Profile assesses urinary excretion of toxic elements acquired through chronic or acute exposure. Practitioners can effectively monitor the progress of detoxification regimens and nutrient element status during treatment. All toxic metals are reported as micrograms/g creatinine or as micrograms per 24 hours (if a 24-hour urinespecimen is provided).

The Comprehensive Urine Element Profile measures urinary excretion of nutrient elements and toxic metals, including classic toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure as well as potential nutrient mineral wasting.

Test Type: Urine Test

Analyte List
Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Bismuth
Cadmium
Calcium
Cesium
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Creatinine
Gadolinium
Gallium
Iron
Lead
Length of Collection
Lithium
Magnesium
Manganese
Mercury
Molybdenum
Nickel
Niobium
Platinum
Potassium
Rubidium
Selenium
Strontium
Sulfur
Thallium
Thorium
Tin
Total Urine Volume
Tungsten
Uranium
Vanadium
Zinc
CPT Codes  
Aluminum 82108
Antimony 83015
Cadmium 82300
Calcium 82340
Lead 83655
Magnesium 83735
Nickel 83885
Specimen Requirements
2 tubes of urine, 15ml each