floramaria wrote:I think the mercury tri-test is great if you are trying to determine what your source of elevated mercury is.... ie , is it coming from fish or from fillings For me, mercury is not the big issue, while lead and cadmium are both very high.
This leads me to believe that the tri-test could be delayed until after another test (or history of significant exposure) suggests that mercury specifically may be a problem. I've seen at least a couple interviews with Dr. Chris Shade. He enthusiastically spits out all kinds of fascinating information, although a lot of it goes over my head.
In the meanwhile, I will be starting with the Doctor's Data pre-test (unchallenged) and TRY to get my urine pH high enough to do the challenged version. I don't know if this pH thing is just my doctor's unique requirement, but it's proving to be a bigger obstacle than I anticipated.