HTMA Equine Profile 16 Multi-Element Assay (Initial and Retest)

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HTMA Equine Profile 16 Multi-Element Assay (Initial and Retest)

Use a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) to uncover your horse's mineral imbalances, levels, and ratios, all with a sample of hair. Hair is an accurate source to test because of its growth process. Hair is exposed to blood, extra-cellular fluids, and lymph in the body's internal environment while it grows. As soon as it reaches the surface of the skin, the hair hardens and holds on to the metabolic products it interacted with as it grew. We can determine the recent metabolic activity and mineral status of the body with this information via the analytical process. 

The hair analysis procedure is so technical and precise in order to detect the body's mineral information. The body requires minerals for so many important functions, including anti-oxidant and endocrine activity, DNA function, immune function, nerve condition, water and acid/alkaline balance, cellular metabolism, enzyme function, muscular activity, and structural support. 

Please note that these laboratory test results and the comprehensive report are not considered diagnostic. The analysis is only provided as an additional source of information to the attending doctor.

There can be many different contributors that lead to imbalance minerals and the accumulation of toxins in the body. These include the environmental impact, diet, and stress. The process of hair analysis allows us to discover the levels, ratios, and imbalances present in the body, and recommend appropriate recommendations in order to promote healing.

The HTMA Equine Profile 16 Multi-Element Assay Includes:

  • Mineral ratios and levels depicted as a graphic illustration
  • Customized evaluation and discussion of mineral levels and their effects on the body's chemistry - this also includes a discussion of mineral levels that relate to feed and water mineral content
  • Supplement recommendations based upon results of hair mineral analysis

How to cut a horse hair sample

How to take a pet hair sample

It is crucial that a hair sample is taken properly in order to receive the most accurate interpretation and program recommendations. Read the below instructions to learn how to do this: 

  • Take the sample as close to the skin as possible from the lower part of your horse's mane. 
  • Do not use plated scissors, as these can contribute to contamination of metallic elements. Please use high grade stainless steel or plastic scissors for accurate results. 
  • The sample should not be more than 1.5 inches in length. 
  • Use the proximal (closest to skin) hair should be used for the sample. This hair best represents the metabolic activity. Discard the rest of the cut hair. 
  • Weigh 125 mg of hair (one full tablespoon) for the sample. 

You should send in your hair sample to Trace Elements, Inc. at the following address: 

Trace Elements

P.O. Box 514

Addison, Texas 75001 U.S.A.

If you need further assistance or have questions, Consultation time with Practitioner Eileen Durfee is available. Practitioner Eileen Durfee has considerable knowledge and experience from her Body Mineral Balancing work with Dr. Wilson. She uses scientific documents, along with her expertise, to interpret clients results and make proper recommendations. 

ATTENTION New York State residents: NY Public Health Law Section 574 currently prohibits hair analysis laboratories from processing hair samples from residents of New York. We are not able to process hair analysis orders that come from a NY State shipping address. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

NOTICE for all Trace Elements, INC. laboratory services and trace element supplements: “Due to exclusive distribution agreements, we cannot accept orders originating from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.”