Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Post Chelation Urine Kit

Turn Around Time

7 business days Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


Heavy metal toxicity is a common issue in Australia and lots of people are widely affected by this condition. Heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and aluminium, accumulate in the body over time and are suspected to lead to a wide spread of symptoms and health conditions. Heavy metal toxicity is caused primarily by the levels of pollution and use of chemicals that we are exposed to on a day to day basis.

NutriPATH offer both a Pre and Post chelation metal test. A challenge test is a means of comparing the respective quantities of heavy metals in two urine samples. The first sample is normally taken from an early morning specimen (Pre-chelation), whilst the second is sampled from a subsequent 24hr urine collection following the administration of a chelating agent (Post-chelation). From this information the physician can compare the excretion patterns before and after administration of the chelating agent, thereby obtaining vital information as to the propensity of the body to store heavy metals. It is recommended that the PRE chelation and POST chelation are ordered together.


  • Toxic Metals
    • Ag
    • Al
    • As
    • Ba
    • Be
    • Bi
    • Cd
    • Hg
    • Ni
    • Pb
    • Pt
    • Sb
    • Sn
    • Tl"

Test Method

ICP-MS (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry)

Common Conditions

  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Allergies
    • Skin conditions
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Foggy memory
    • Impairment of vital organ systems
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Muscular skeletal conditions
    • Toxicity
  • Autoimmune and Immune System
    • Immune dysfunction
  • Mental and Emotional Health
    • Mental health disorders
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Thyroid dysfunction

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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