Comprehensive Urine element Profile

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Test Details for Ordering
Test Comprehensive Urine Element Profile
Laboratory Genova Diagnostics
Price £135.00
Sample required urine
To order this test, please, go to Ordering Tests.

Please, make sure you have read When not to use this website to ascertain whether having this test is an appropriate and safe course of action for you.

Please note - postage

  • UK clients - please use Royal Mail or the courier to return samples - YOU PAY FOR THIS YOURSELVES ie complete payment on the courier form if you wish to use the courier.
  • Overseas clients - my Office will charge you a courier fee to ship the test kit to you and this will be billed along with the test kit, but you must organise and pay the courier return fee ie fill in payment on courier form.

All kits come with shipping instructions for returning the samples.

Here are the relevant Genova documents explaining the procedure:


I recommend this test when I suspect metal toxicity as a cause of symptoms.

The test measures urinary levels of the following elements:- aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, bismuth, cadmium, calcium, cesium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gadolinium, gallium, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, magnesium, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, platinum, potassium, rubidium, selenium, strontium, sulfur, thallium, tin, tungsten, vanadium, uranium and zinc.

It is performed on a urine sample collected after a dose of DMSA, an substance which chelates metals and allows them to be excreted in urine. The reason for this is that toxic metals get "stuck" in body tissues but DMSA "grabs" them so they are excreted in urine. This is the most reliable measure of toxic metals.

Update May 2024- Due to a reagent issue Niobium and Thorium are not reportable.


This test is performed on a urine sample.


The kit for this test includes a urine container, the correct dose of DMSA for the test (based on your body weight), an instruction sheet, packaging materials for transporting the sample in the post, and a laboratory request form.

Please, note that there will be a separate charge for the DMSA capsules on the invoice. The approximate cost of the DMSA capsules is between 10 GBP and 25 GBP and depends on the number of capsules you need.


On the day of testing, empty your bladder on waking. Then take DMSA 15mg per kilogram of body weight. So, for example, a 60kg person would take 900mgs of DMSA (9 x 100mgs capsules) with a glass of water. Allow 60 mins for the DMSA to be absorbed then consume your normal diet. Collect all your urine over the next six hours. At six hours empty your bladder into the collection pot. Measure the volume of urine (this does not need to be precise). Take a sample and send this off to the lab for testing. The test is now complete. Do not take nutritional supplements until the test is complete. Send the urine sample to Genova in the packaging provided ensuring that the request form with your correct details is enclosed.

Please, note that there is an interpretation fee for my letter to your GP. See Ordering Tests for more details.