RBC Elements Profile #3 (Mg/Ca Ratio)
Minerals are essential elements that cannot be made by your body. They make up about 20% of the adult body weight, and must be obtained through your diet or as supplements. There are 20 minerals that can be measured in the blood, hair or urine. Functions of many of these are well known; some are not well known. Also, some minerals, aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury, are toxic. Of course any mineral taken in great excess can be toxic.
Comprehensive mineral analysis may provide important insights and treatment strategies for various conditions including depression, neurological illnesses, cardiovascular conditions and depression.
The methodology is Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), where atoms of the minerals absorb energy from an argon plasma flame (7000-9000 °C), which then emits the absorbed energy as light signals at discrete wavelengths or emission lines. The intensity of light at the specific emission lines relates to the quantity of the specific mineral.
Profile Includes: Magnesium; calcium
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
CPT code: 83735, 82310
Special instructions: None
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1.5 mL Heparin RBC, washed 1x
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection container: Heparin tube
Transport container: Metal-free plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
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