Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Testing

Hair Mineral Analysis testing is a unique and effective way to assess the long term metabolic function of the body, by assessing the body organs, mineral levels and toxic metals.

Your hair analysis can show not only levels of essential mineral levels, but also assess how well your digestion is working, thyroid, adrenal and immune function, as well as your level of toxic metals such as mercury, copper and aluminium.

Hair analysis can highlight imbalances long before they are evident in blood tests. How often have you had blood tests done, only for everything to come back normal, when you know that your body isn’t working at its best? This is where hair analysis can help. Whereas bloods can be useful and can show current health, hair analysis can show longer term patterns that have been happening in your body. Often hair analysis can show imbalances, long before they show in the blood. Our blood is good at keeping things looking normal for as long as possible, and is often the last sign of imbalance and poor health.

What can the hair analysis test report show?

  • The report shows your levels of essential minerals and compares them to a norm, as well as ratios of minerals to each other and to toxic metals. Minerals included: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Selenium, Boron, Cobalt, Molybdenum and Sulphur
  • The report also shows levels of toxic heavy metals: Uranium, Arsenic, Beryllium, Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminium, Tin, Titanium and others
  • I am trained to also look for certain patterns in your results that will then relate to your current health complaints.
  • Your metabolic type will also be shown which can indicate various patterns including blood sugar regulation, adrenal and thyroid function
Sample Hair Analysis Test Results

Who is hair mineral testing for?

Hair mineral testing can be used for any health issue including:

  • Adrenal fatigue, including unexplained or ongoing fatigue
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility of any cause, especially unexplained infertility
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Weight gain/loss, appetite issues and blood sugar imbalances
  • Hormonal complaints including: oestrogen dominance, menopausal symptoms, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, etc
  • Mental health issues: Pyrrole disorder, anxiety, depression, bi-polar depression, OCD, ADHD, etc
  • Immune disorders including long term infections such as Glandular fever, hayfever and allergies, histamine sensitivity
  • Children’s developmental disorders: anxiety, ADHD, violent behaviour, tantrums/temper outbursts, dyslexia, poor school performance
  • Anyone who has occupational or environmental exposure to toxins, e.g., mechanics, painters, metal workers, glass workers, farmers, etc
  • Chronic conditions that haven’t improved with other therapies/treatment

How does the testing process work?

Once you have your kit from me

  1. Please take a sample following the instructions below
  2. Drop it back to the clinic or mail it in a PAPER only envelope (no plastic zip lock bags or foil) to my postal address

Do I need an appointment in order to get a hair analysis done?

If you are a new client that has not seen Nicole before, you would need to book a First Appointment visit so that Nicole can take a case history, understand your health goals and ensure hair analysis is the ideal test for you. If you’ve seen Nicole before you can get in touch for a hair sample envelope and to organise payment. Once your results are back you will then need to book an appointment with Nicole to go through the results and discuss a treatment protocol. You can book a standard/follow up visit for this. Appointments associated with Hair Analysis can be done via telehealth.

*Please note. When committing to having a hair analysis done, the aim is to have a follow up hair analysis after 3-6 months of treatment. It’s not a quick fix. If you have heavy metal toxicity in particular, this can take months to improve and requires ongoing work on your behalf.

The cost of a hair analysis test is $220

How to take a hair tissue sample?

Taking a hair sample is quick and easy if you follow these instructions

  1. Cut hair with clean stainless steel scissors
  2. To make the sample less conspicuous, cut small amounts of hair from the nape of the neck and/or several other locations on the back of the scalp
  3. Cut hair as close to the scalp as possible- we need the most recent growth. Approximately 1 tablespoon of hair is required.
  4. Note for men who shave their hair- collect 1 tbsp of shavings. The length of the hair is not important
  5. If the sampled hair is less than 4cm long, keep all of it for testing. If the hair is longer than this, cut off and keep the 4cm of hair that was growing closest to the scalp (discard the excess)
  6. Place the hair sample in a paper envelope provided and mail it to my postal address
  7. You can also ask your hairdresser to cut samples for you

Note: Please provide clean, well-rinsed, untreated and non-coloured hair. If hair is treated or coloured, wait six to eight weeks and take a sample from the freshly grown untreated hair. In most cases head hair is needed for a sample. Pubic and underarm hair can only be used for toxic metal levels.

Your sample will be mailed to a laboratory for testing. It takes about 3 weeks to receive the report after mailing.

Email Nicole with any questions regarding Hair Analysis Testing~