Julie G wrote:Flora, very strange that he would prescribe a chelating agent before getting test results? My FMP used the QuickSilver Scientific Blood Metals Panel as a starting place. If anything was too out-of-whack, he planned to do more thorough testing.
floramaria wrote:Turns out that I am not in a DAT state, so I cannot order the Quicksilver test for myself.
Julie G wrote:A abnormal serum lead level would rule it in, a normal serum lead level wouldn't rule it out. (But you probably already know this).
True for ALL heavy metals?
AKA wrote:Flora, I completed the DMSA Chelation test a few weeks ago and have a f/u phone appoint with Dr. Kabran Chapek tomorrow morning to go over the results. He is a Naturopathic Doc at the Amen Clinics in Bellevue WA. I know the Amen Clinics get a bad rap on occasion, but they diagnosed my issue and led me to Dr. Bredesen. Dr. Chapek trained with Dr. Bredesen and my doc in VA suggested I consult with him (BTW I'm in OH).... so it's been a coast to coast collaboration! In any event, he arranged everything. The test kits came from Drs Data and the DMSA caps were mailed to me from a pharmacy in Issaquah, WA. I just submitted payment. The test was easy, first am urine went in test kit 1, take DMSA caps (no issues or side effects with the caps for me), then collect urine for next 6 hours which goes in test kit 2-done. I can ask Dr. Chapek tomorrow if he can suggest anyone in your area who may be able to help if you like? -Andrea
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