Urine metal concentrations reflect excretion levels.
A comparison of an unprovoked (unchallenged) baseline urine with a Provocation urine following chelation allows an estimation regarding the body's metal load and the chelating agent's binding capability.
Our COMPARISON REPORT directly compares test results of repeat analysis results.
The metal concentration in a provocation urine reflects the binding capacity of the chelating substance used, and the systems excretion ability. Combined, it is an indication of the degree of intoxication present.
We established DMPS-specific reference ranges and provide chelator-specific reference ranges, as available.
DMPS and Copper: the German medical toxicologist Dr. Daunderer determined that a urinary copper concentration of >500mcg/g Creatinine may be an indication of a reduced (masked) mercury elimination. The mass principle must be considered here: if one metal is present in a high amount, those present in lesser amounts may not be bound efficiently, hence excretion is reduced.