Sampling Procedure Hair Analysis
Hair Analysis Sampling Procedure Sampling Instructions Hair Sampling Procedure Materials needed: Scissors- new unused zip-lock, or other plastic baggy, unused plastic wrap-wrap thoroughly, new envelope Hair provides a record of past and current trace element levels. . As hair grows, nutrient and toxic elements are deposited from the blood stream into the hair follicle and hair shaft. Once a trace element has been incorporated into the hair, it remains fixed. To measure these values reliably and with good reproducibility, the following criteria must be met: .Untreated head hair that is cut from the occipital area (back of head) is the preferred sample. .Substitutes for head hair are pubic hair or clippings of finger nails (underarm hair is not acceptable).
.Hair that is approximately 1.5 inches in length from the scalp typically represents 2-3 months of growth. Such a sample provides information about the overexposure or malnutrition that occurred during that period.
.Because some sample loss results from thorough washing, an adequate amount of sample (a minimum of 0.050 9 or about two tablespoons) is needed for the analysis. Hair may be "measured" by using the diagram on the Sampling Instructions Form.
.DO NOT MIX different sample types (i.e. hair with nails).
.Hair that has been chemically treated ("permed", dyed, bleached, or otherwise treated) WIll NOT provide accurate results. If the hair has been treated, it should be allowed to grow for at least 2-3 months before new sampling- in this case submit pubic hair
.Hair analysis results are falsely elevated by:
-Grecian Formula (darkening agent) , which often results in high lead and/or mercury levels.
-Coloring or tinting agents, which often elevate a number of trace elements or toxic metals. Since today's cosmetic industry produces many different agents, we have no way of accurately determining their effects.
-Dandruff shampoos, which often result in high selenium levels.
-Bleached and/or "Permed" hair, which often results in altered levels of calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, copper and nickel. Procedure: Long Hair I) Part the hair in the middle of the back of the head, and pull it out and up. 2) Cut a small 1.5 to 2 inch (4.5 to 5.5 cm.) strand of hair close to the head. DISCARD ends of long strands KEEP only the 1.5-2 in. (4.5 to 5.5 cm.) closest to the scalp. 3) Place hair on Sampling Instructions Form and repeat the cutting on various regions on the back of the head until enough hair is obtained. Slightly over 2 tablespoons
5) Place hair in plastic baggie,or separate envelope, with the appropriate information and
send to: DR. Tammy K. Brazil
43695 Trail E
1) Trim .5 to I gram -slightly over two tablespoons of hair from the back of the head. Use thinning scissors, if possible.
2) Place hair in plastic bag,or separate envelope, with the appropriate information and send to :
DR Tammy K. Brazil
Appropriate information: name address phone any symptoms -illness
Hair Profile # 1 --28 element cost $ 102.oo
Profile # 2-- 61 element cost $ 150.oo
Profile # 3 Low Weight hair / nail $102.oo
All Samples must include payment
Language for report, unless otherwise stated ENGLISH
Profile #3 Low weight Hair/ nail samples-due to major health compromises there is limited hair please include hair and un-polished nail trimming/ cutting as close cut as possible. Please keep hair and nails seperate.Pubic hair may be used. Make sure all soap residue is removed before sampling. Low weight is 28 element
Please include symptoms & illness and any treatments. Boron Chromium Selenium Lithium Zinc Maganese Cobalt Germanium Vanadium Iodine Molybdenum Copper Strontium Magnesium Tin Toxic and other elements Aluminum Bismuth Cadmium Lead Uranium Antimony Barium Mercury Silver Arsenic Beryllium Nickel Thallium