The Porphyrins profile evaluates for various porphyrins (various chemicals produced in the mitochondria of the cells) which are associated with heme production. Heme is chemical utilized by the body to help carry oxygen, as well as in the brain and liver for detoxification. Porphyrins are sensitive to environmental chemicals, as well as heavy metals such as mercury and lead. An elevation of certain porphyrins can be associated with cellular toxicity secondary to heavy metal exposure. Doctors often use this test to evaluate for cellular toxicity secondary to heavy metal exposure. It is a good idea to perform this test along with a Hair Analysis to more effectively evaluate heavy metal exposure problems.
√ Lab Test
√ Doctor’s Review of Test Results
√ Doctor’s Recommended Course of Action
NOTE: This test is not available to residents of New York. Any orders originating from New York will automatically be canceled and samples discarded.
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