Heavy Metals

Test Details

Lab Company: Vibrant Wellness
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home

The Heavy Metals test identifies toxicity from 20 of the most common heavy metals. 

🔑 Key Details 📦 Shipping
Preparation & Timing 📊 Results
🧪 Collection Instructions 📚 More Resources
💳 Requisition & Payment
💬 Questions?

Key Details 

  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • You must avoid certain foods for 48 hours prior to collection.
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz water 1 hour prior to urine collection. 
  • Use FedEx to ship samples back to the lab as soon as possible, Monday - Friday only.

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Preparation & Timing

  • Do not collect samples while menstruating. 
  • Avoid the following foods for 48 hours prior to collection. 
    • Seafood
    • Dairy
    • Seaweed/Kelp
    • Brazil Nuts
    • Other foods high in iodine or selenium
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz water 1 hour prior to urine collection. 

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Collection Instructions

If you are doing a single collection:

  1. Collect your first morning urine into the provided collection cup. 
    1. It is preferred to collect your sample prior to eating or drinking.
    2. If you must drink something, drink less than 8 oz water. 
  2. Open the specimen tube. 
  3. Use the pipette to transfer urine from the collection cup to the specimen tube. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label.
  4. Recap the specimen tube tightly by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  5. Discard the remaining urine and the collection cup. 
  6. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the tube label.
  7. Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag and seal it. 

If you are doing a 24-hour collection:

  1. Collect all of your urine for the specified time period.
  2. For each urination, collect your urine into the provided collection cup. 
    1. Drink less than 8 oz water during the hour prior to collection.
  3. Pour the urine into a large collection container (not included in the kit).
  4. Once the collection period is over, gently shake the large container to mix the urine together. 
  5. Open the specimen tube. 
  6. Use the pipette to transfer urine from the large container to the specimen tube. 
    1. Fill to the top of the tube label.
  7. Recap the specimen tube tightly by pushing down and twisting slightly. 
  8. Discard the remaining urine and the collection cup. 
  9. Write your name, date of birth, and the date and time of collection on the tube label.
  10. Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag and seal it.

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Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You do NOT need to pay anything extra.
  • Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on any of these forms. 

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Shipping

  • To prepare your samples for shipping, 
    • Place the urine specimen tube into the biohazard bag.
    • Place the completed requisition form into the back pocket of the biohazard bag.
    • Place the biohazard bag into the provided return bubble mailer.
  • Make a note of the tracking number on the included return label so that you can track your samples back to the lab.
  • Return via FedEx as soon as possible, Monday - Friday only.
    • You can take your samples to the nearest FedEx location. 
    • You can also visit www.fedex.com or call 1-800-463-3339 to schedule a pickup of your samples.
    • Do not place your samples in a FedEx drop box.

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Results

  • Results should be released to your provider 7-14 days after samples are received at the lab. We cannot guarantee processing time. 
  • Your provider will notify you when your results are in and schedule a follow-up appointment for you to review them together. 
  • Your provider may choose to release your results to you. Rupa cannot release your results without provider authorization.

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More Resources

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Questions?

For general questions, email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com. For test-specific questions, contact Vibrant Wellness by calling 1-866-364-0963 or chatting with support