Assessment of commercial laboratories performing hair mineral analysis.

  title={Assessment of commercial laboratories performing hair mineral analysis.},
  author={S. Seidel and R. Kreutzer and D. Smith and S. McNeel and D. Gilliss},
  volume={285 1},
  • S. Seidel, R. Kreutzer, +2 authors D. Gilliss
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT Hair mineral analysis is being used by health care practitioners and promoted by laboratories as a clinical assessment tool and to identify toxic exposures, despite a 1985 study that found poor reliability for this test. OBJECTIVE To assess whether the reliability of data from commercial laboratories advertising multimineral hair analyses for nutritional or toxicity assessment has improved since the 1985 study. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A split hair sample taken from near… CONTINUE READING
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