The Comprehensive Blood Elements profile utilises whole blood and serum analysis. Whole blood is most often used for the diagnosis of lead, mercury or other metal toxicity and can also be used to assess recent or ongoing exposure to potentially toxic elements. Serum is used to assess the status of key elements and electrolytes that have important functions in the extracellular fluid compartment of blood.
When should I use
Useful prior to, and intermittently during, metal detoxification.
To determine appropriate supplementation.
For measuring levels of both intracellular and extracellular circulating elements (Extracellular elements have functions in serum/plasma or are transported to tissues in serum/plasma associated with specific proteins or albumen. Intracellular elements have very specific functions as obligatory constituents of metalloproteins/enzymes in red blood cells and lymphocytes. The red and white blood cells serve as surrogate cells representative of peripheral cells in general. Some essential elements, such as selenium, are portioned in and have important physiological roles in both the intracellular and extracellular compartments. Likewise, the toxic metal lead is transported in both the fluid and cellular (red blood cells) compartments of blood. Therefore measurement of elements in both blood compartments permits a more complete evaluation of total blood element levels.)
For conditions such as:
Dermatitis or Poor Wound Healing
Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Sexual Impotence or Decreased Testosterone Production