The Elemental Analysis Profile is changing. The table below outlines the specimen matrix updates. Additionally, the collection process is being simplified by reducing required sample volume.
We have created a collection update reminder label for Elemental Analysis collection kits. When you see the reminder label, simply follow the collection process instructions included within the labeled kit.
If you DO NOT see the update reminder label on your Elemental Analysis kit, follow the collection process included within that test kit. Please watch for notification in the coming weeks regarding the discontinuation of this kit and related instructions.
These matrix updates will allow improved Elemental Analysis reporting alignment with available NHANES data and better comparability to the scientific literature. Report commentary for each element has been adjusted where needed to reflect any changes in matrix.
If you have questions regarding this change or what it means for your patients, please contact us at +44 (0)20 8336 7750 to speak with one of our Client Services Representatives.