Hair Elements


Test Details

Test Company: Doctor's Data
Test Type:
Collection Location:
 At Home


Planning & Prepping

  • The test requires no special diet and you do not need to discontinue taking medications or dietary supplements unless otherwise instructed by your physician.

Collection Instructions & Videos

  • Collection instructions are attached to the bottom of this page.
  • Be sure to fill out paperwork completely.
  • Fold the collection scale as indicated on the instructions.
  • Cut hair from the back of the neck, only save 1 inch closest to the skin and discard the rest.
  • Place collected hair on the hair scale until it falls to the side that the hair is on.
  • Put the hair into the plastic bag, seal, and send to Doctor’s Data, Inc. 

The Requisition

An example req is attached, showing how to fill out the sections. Instructions are also here:

  • In section 1: Please check off "Practitioner Bill" 

  • In section 2: If the practitioner signature is missing don't worry. The barcode at the top contains their e-signature. You don't need to fill anything out here.

  • Write your doctor's name under "Murdoc Khaleghi"

  • In section 3: Please fill in the date collected, and date shipped. 

  • In section 4: Please fill out your personal information. This is a security step.


  • Your test is already paid for. You do NOT need to provider further payment.


  • Ship specimens Monday through Friday. If you complete the collection on the weekend, hold the specimen until the following Monday to ship.
  • Write your name and address in the space provided on the prepaid Billable Stamp and tear off the Customer Receipt for your records.
  • To schedule a pickup, call FedEx toll-free at 1-800-463-3339 (1-800-GO FEDEX). When you hear the automated greeting, say "Schedule a Pick-up." At the next prompt, say "Schedule a Pick-up with a Label or Stamp." You will then be asked if the word "Stamp" is written on the waybill; reply "Yes". You will then be prompted for your address information.
  • Do not use a drop box. FedEx will not accept diagnostic specimens placed into a drop box.


  • Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together


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