Metametrix Porphyrins Profile Urine can help identify the severity of heavy metal toxicity or organic chemical exposure. Chemical exposure and a heavy toxic burden can have physiological effects resulting in impaired metabolism and cellular function. Simple urine collection you send to the lab. You receive the results. Doctor's order provided.
What are porphyrins?
Porphyrins are proteins involved in the formation of heme, the carrier protein for iron in hemoglobin. Heme + iron or hemoglobin complex is what carries oxygen throughout our body. Heme must be present to conserve iron and transport oxygen throughout your body. Porphyrins also support cells in the liver which are responsible for detoxification.
Proper porphyrin production is essential for our body’s capacity to detoxify toxins.
Why should I use the Metametrix Toxic Effects
SM Porphyrins Profile?
With a simple overnight urine collection, the Porphyrins Profile measures seven porphyrins, total porphyrins, and two ratios to help identify the effects of metal toxicity and to see which therapy is right. It also measures patterns of specific porphyrin evaluations which serve as functional markers of toxicity from toxic metals or organic chemicals.
Testing porphyrins can identify...
- The level of biochemical damage caused by toxicant exposure
- Mercury’s effect in patients with amalgams
- Toxicity of patients before and during chelation therapy
- The toxicity of therapeutic drugs
- Possible differentiation of specific heavy metal toxicity
- Toxicity can cause these clinical conditions...
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
- Behavioral and learning disorders
- Immune dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Neurological and mental/emotional disorders
Also helpful in identifying toxicities found in Autism Spectrum Disorders
(ASD) and formulating treatment interventions due to:
- Poor detoxification and sulfation
- Heavy metal burden
About the Manufacturer
Metametrix Clinical Laboratory has merged with Genova Diagnostics!
Much of the healthcare industry is focused on treating symptoms rather than investigating underlying causes. Metametrix and Genova Labs offer testing to improve health by providing clinical laboratory tests that identify nutritional imbalances and toxicities underlying chronic diseases.
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You may order lab tests online. Coolect your sample. Mail back to the lab.
Lab order is provided by us.
You receive a collection kit for urine. saliva, blood draw or fingerstick. Blood draw is done at the lab of your choice and a small fee may apply.
You receive the results via email.
Phone consultations available.
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