Where the magic happens
Analytical Research Labs (ARL) is one of the most respected pioneers and experienced leaders in the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis field and balancing body chemistry.
They have set the professional standards for over 30 years by national and international hair testing and interpretation laboratories.
ARL has earned the respect and endorsement of healthcare professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
This is no ordinary test
Several factors combine to make ARL’s Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis the best in the industry!
In 2001 a study in the Journal of the AMA (Seidel, S. et al., Assessment of Commercial Laboratories Performing Hair Mineral Analysis, JAMA, 285(1) Jan 3:67-72.) showed that only two laboratories did not “wash” the hair samples and showed superb reliability.
Washing hair samples with an acid cleanser removes some of the water-soluble elements.
ARL is one of the two laboratories mentioned in the study that showed superb realiabilty.
ARL also uses ideal mineral levels and ratios rather than standard norms. As a result, they can identify slight deviations from ‘ideal’ values responsible for some disorders which would otherwise escape detection.
ARL tests recognize biochemical individuality. Using this information they can build and optimize their health and nutrition programs.
Through determining the three basic oxidation types, they can provide a sound basis for an accurate and specific selection of nutrients based on the person’s metabolism making the program safe and effective.
Accuracy from advanced technology and procedures
ARL uses technologically advanced testing instruments, including the Perkin Elmer Elan 9000 ICP Mass Spectrometer.
ARL is proud of their laboratory quality control procedures. These include known controls which are tested at the beginning, middle and end of every batch of hair samples to ensure the accuracy of the results. They automatically retest any reading that is out of a normally expected range, provided sufficient hair is available for a second sample.
Test results are printed on an easy-to-read graph that includes the mineral results, major mineral ratios, and the oxidation type.
This graph makes understanding the result easy and simple for both practitioners and their clients.