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Heavy Metals Testing at Five Journeys

Heavy Metals Testing at Five Journeys Clinic

In our quest for good health, we often overlook hidden threats that quietly infiltrate our bodies – heavy metals. These sneaky substances, found in everyday things like water and food, can silently harm us without our knowledge. But what exactly are heavy metals, and why should we care? Discover the importance of heavy metals testing at Five Journeys Clinic.

What exactly are heavy metals?

Think of heavy metals as heavyweight troublemakers. They’re natural elements with big atomic weights and densities. Some, like iron and zinc, are good guys in small doses, helping our bodies function. But others, like lead and mercury, are potentially harmful metals, even in tiny amounts. They sneak into our bodies and stick around, causing all sorts of problems.

What are the symptoms of heavy metals in the body?

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Joint pain
  • Mood disturbances

Why do you need a heavy metals toxicity testing?

With heavy metals hiding everywhere around us, getting tested regularly is a must-do. Heavy metal screening helps catch any metal buildup early before it causes big health problems. Plus, knowing your levels can help you make smart choices about your diet, lifestyle, and treatments. It’s like getting a sneak peek into your body’s health story, so you can write a happier ending.

Interested in Heavy Metals Testing? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

How is metal testing done?

Urine Testing

Our Doctor’s Data Heavy Metals test acts as your body’s detective, meticulously identifying any troublemakers with unparalleled accuracy. Through urine analysis, we can assess the levels of both toxic heavy metals and essential elements.

Why Doctor’s Data? 

Doctor’s Data is renowned for its cutting-edge techniques in elemental testing. They have consistently led the industry in innovation, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies such as ICPMS and high-resolution ICP-MS for elemental analysis. As one of the earliest clinical reference laboratories to adopt these advanced methods, they have established themselves as global leaders in essential and toxic elemental testing.

Other Heavy Metals Testing Method

Blood Testing

Analyzing blood samples can identify recent or ongoing exposure to heavy metals, as well as assess their impact on overall health. Blood testing offers real-time information about heavy metal levels in the bloodstream, aiding in the diagnosis and monitoring of heavy metal toxicity.

Hair and Fingernail Analysis

Hair and fingernail analysis provides insights into chronic or long-term exposure to heavy metals, offering a different perspective on the body’s heavy metal burden. Despite considerations such as external contamination or hair treatments influencing the accuracy of the analysis, hair, and fingernail analysis remain valuable tools in testing for heavy metals in body and guiding treatment decisions.

Heavy Metals Testing at Five Journeys Clinic

How to test for heavy metals in the body at Five Journeys

At Five Journeys, we offer advanced heavy metal urine testing to assess and monitor heavy metal levels in the body. Our heavy metals toxicity testing process is simple, providing valuable insights into heavy metal exposure and toxicity. Here’s how you can undergo heavy metals urine testing at Five Journeys:

  1. Schedule an Appointment: If you’re not a Five Journeys patient already, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our team. You can book a discovery call or email us to schedule a consultation. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting a convenient appointment time that fits your schedule.
  2. Consultation with Our Specialists: During your first appointment, you’ll meet with our experienced healthcare professionals who specialize in heavy metals testing and treatment. They will take the time to understand your medical history, symptoms, and any specific concerns you may have.
  3. Testing Procedure: Once the decision is made to proceed with a heavy metal panel test, our team will guide you through the testing process. You may be provided with a urine collection kit to use in the comfort of your own home. Follow the instructions carefully to collect a urine sample for analysis.
  4. Laboratory Analysis: After collecting your urine sample, it will be sent to a trusted laboratory for heavy metal analysis. Our laboratory partners utilize state-of-the-art techniques to accurately measure heavy metal levels in your urine sample. The results will provide valuable information about your body’s heavy metal burden and any potential toxicity.
  5. Interpretation and Recommendations: Once the laboratory analysis is complete, our healthcare professionals will interpret the results and provide personalized recommendations based on your unique situation. Depending on your heavy metal levels and health status, recommendations may include lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, supplementation, or further testing.
  6. Follow-up: We believe in the importance of ongoing support and monitoring. Our team will schedule follow-up appointments to track your progress, reassess your heavy metal levels, and adjust treatment plans as needed to optimize your health and well-being.

By undergoing heavy metals toxicity testing at Five Journeys, you can take proactive steps towards identifying and addressing heavy metal toxicity, promoting overall health and wellness.

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

Beginning your journey to improved health with Five Journeys offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses various aspects of wellness. Our commitment to optimal health and well-being is evident in our personalized and holistic approach to care. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

By undergoing heavy metals testing at Five Journeys in Boston and Newton, MA, you can take proactive steps towards identifying and addressing heavy metal toxicity, promoting overall health and wellness. 

Trust in our expertise to transform your heavy metals testing experience into a journey of enlightenment and empowerment. Embrace the path toward clarity, well-being, and a life free from the constraints of heavy metal toxicity!

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted