Toxic Element Clearance Profile (Timed or 24-Hour)

The Toxic Element Clearance Profile is a toxic exposure test which measures urinary excretion of a diverse range of potentially harmful elements. Both well-known toxics such as lead and mercury, and new technology toxins such as niobium are assessed in this toxic element test.

The Toxic Element Clearance Profile offers an advanced, comprehensive assessment of toxic and potentially toxic elements excreted in the urine. In addition to measuring classic elemental toxins, this profile includes elements used in medical, aerospace, nuclear, and high-tech electronic industries. Use of these potential toxins is increasing because of their growing commercial, industrial, and medical applications.

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 immune functions
  • Cognitive and emotional health
  • Degenerative conditions

Toxins and Sources of Exposure

Accumulations of these 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 well, 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 Toxic Element Clearance Profileassesses urinary excretion of toxic elements acquired through either chronic or acute exposure. The toxic exposure test enables practitioners to 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 urine specimen is provided).

Test Type: Urine Test

Analyte List
Aluminum
Antimony
Arsenic
Barium
Bismuth
Cadmium
Cesium
Gadolinium
Gallium
Lead
Mercury
Nickel
Niobium
Platinum
Rubidium
Sulfur
Thallium
Thorium
Tin
Tungsten
Uranium
Specimen Requirements
2 x 10ml urine sample