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InterClinical Labs Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)


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*Price includes administration fees. Once purchased, we will contact you to fill out our Patient Registration Form and give you further instructions. Your report will be emailed to you once received from InterClinical Labs*

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair. It is a safe and non-invasive test that reflects the level of nutrient and toxic elements in body tissue. It is regarded by integrative doctors and natural health practitioners as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care (ICL 2020). Research has shown that hair tissue is useful in indicating nutrient imbalances and exposure to toxic elements. If your health, diet or environment has created a mineral imbalance or toxic mineral excess, it will be recorded in the hair shaft (ICL 2020). Hair samples will pick up imbalances that a routine blood test can miss.

Minerals provide structure for the bones and teeth, they maintain the body’s pH and water balance, nerve activity, muscle contraction, energy production, enzyme reaction and hormonal function. HTMA is a great way to prevent the onset of health conditions as mineral imbalances are seen in the body long before these conditions become chronic. In many cases early HTMA testing is especially advisable for children with behavioural issues, learning difficulties, hyperactivity and reoccurring illnesses (ICL 2020).

Nutrients Tested:

  • Boron*
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Sulfur
  • Zinc

Toxic Elements Tested:

  • Aluminium
  • Antimony *
  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Uranium

Additional Elements:

  • Barium
  • Bismuth
  • Germanium
  • Lithium
  • Nickel
  • Platinum
  • Rubidium
  • Strontium
  • Thallium
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten
  • Vanadium
  • Zirconium

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Importance of Minerals

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and wellbeing. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and maintain the body’s pH, water balance, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and enzyme reactions. They are the basic ‘spark plugs’ of life.

Imbalances and Toxins

Our health and wellbeing may be aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses, aggravating conditions including cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity in children, to name just a few.