Blood tests are important in determining mineral balance – Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) gives only part of the picture.
Whether you are living in Australia or overseas, below is a list of the bloods we use:
- Iron studies (including Iron, Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC), Transferrin, Ferritin, Saturation)
- Plasma Zinc
- Red Blood Cell Magnesium (RBC)
- Serum Copper
- Serum Ceruloplasmin
- Retinol or Vitamin A
- Vitamin D (25[OH])
The last two may need to be manually added to your cart if ordering DIY tests (iMedical especially)
You may be able to get the blood results done through one of your existing physicians and they may bulk bill them. Many don’t want to do tests just because you ask for them, but generally if they can give adequate reasoning to Medicare as to why you need the tests done, they MAY consider it.
Queenslanders: please use Sullivan Nicolaides, NOT QML where you can. QML test RBC magnesium in a unit we cannot use.
Adults can order via iMedical and select one of the options below. It may end up less fuss and cheaper to do this than travelling to/waiting at/seeing your GP and then going back again to get the results.
If you live in Queensland, your best option to order your own tests is ‘MAG 2 Qld’ – it is more expensive than for other states, but one single blood draw and they provide the correct units for us to use.
All other states can order the ‘MAG 2’ option.
For residents in other countries please contact us to discuss the tests if you cannot get them via ways you would normally do so in your country.