This is where I have catalogues my son’s hair tests during our chelation journey. As of February 2019 we have completed 203 rounds. We did 166 DMSA/ALA, then ALA only and began using DMPS/ALA at round 200. As of his last hair test in 2018, he still meets counting rules for mercury deranged mineral transport. Read more about the symptoms we had before we started.
Initial Hair Test which is toxic for multiple heavy metals. It misses counting rules by a count of one. There is no hair mercury, there should be.
A year into chelation. This test is still unusual with an “all low presentation”,adrenal signs, mineral wasting and excretion of metals.
This test meets counting rules. Metals excreting, adrenal signs, mineral wasting. Still toxic.
Three years into chelation he is still excreting a lot of metals.. This test still meets counting rules for mercury. There is still no hair mercury but this is pretty common. We still have adrenal issues.
A 100 rounds of chelation with DMSA/ALA. We still meet counting rules for mercury deranged mineral transport. Toxic metals seem to be very slowly coming down. There are still adrenal signs on this test.
122 rounds of DMSA/ALA. We see an increase in cadmium on this test. It could be excretion but this test still meets counting rules so it’s plausible the cadmium is not actually that elevated. We still have adrenal fatigue signs.
2012 still chelating. The absence of lithium is a mercury marker. This test meets rules still.
2014, 169 rounds with DMSA/ALA. This test still meets counting rules for mercury deranged minerals. We still have adrenal signs on the test.
Three months after our 200th round of chelation. Arsenic and silver dump using only ALA but we did add methylation support last fall. Still meets counting rules.
I want to emphasize that there is no need to do follow up hair testing once you start this protocol. We were advised by Dr. Cutler to do a few follow-up hair tests because of the very high lead levels on the original test. We chose to continued hair testing once a year or every two years to see when he stopped meeting counting rules for mercury and to insure that hair lead levels returned to a normal ranges.
It’s important to realize the limitations and uses of hair testing especially once chelation has started. This is why I recommend parents read Hair Test Intepretations by Dr. Andrew Hall Cutler.