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Post Chelation Metals Challenge 24 Hour Urine (Test Code 5024)

Collection Method

24 Hour Urine

Turn Around Time

10 business days


Patient Brochure


Heavy metal toxicity is a common issue in Australia and lots of people are widely affected by this condition. Heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and aluminium, accumulate in the body over time and are suspected to lead to a wide spread of symptoms and health conditions. Heavy metal toxicity is caused primarily by the levels of pollution and use of chemicals that we are exposed to on a day to day basis.

NutriPATH offer both a Pre and Post chelation metal test. A challenge test is a means of comparing the respective quantities of heavy metals in two urine samples. The first sample is normally taken from an early morning specimen (Pre-chelation), whilst the second is sampled from a subsequent 24hr urine collection following the administration of a chelating agent (Post-chelation). From this information the physician can compare the excretion patterns before and after administration of the chelating agent, thereby obtaining vital information as to the propensity of the body to store heavy metals. It is recommended that the PRE chelation and POST chelation are ordered together.

Common Conditions:

    • Mental health disorders
    • Foggy memory
    • Impairment of vital organ systems
    • Toxicity
    • Allergies
    • Immune dysfunction
    • Thyroid dysfunction
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Muscular skeletal conditions
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Skin conditions

Test Method



Toxic Metals: Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Bi, Cd, Hg, Ni, Pb, Pt, Sb, Sn, Tl

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