You may have heard of doctors performing a urine toxicology screen in cases of drug overdose or poisoning. However, at the Health & Vitality Center, the term “urine toxicology screen” is mainly used to refer to a diagnostic test for heavy metal overload or toxicity. Dr. Shiva Lalezar – a holistic doctor in Los Angeles specializing in integrative and functional medicine – utilizes urine toxicology screens as part of a battery of diagnostic tests to evaluate your overall health and wellness. Los Angeles residents are well acquainted with toxic substances because of the blanket of smog that hangs over the city; the drinking water is also laden with toxins.

How does the test work?
You simply provide a urine sample. Dr. Lalezar then sends the sample to a specialized lab to analyze it for a variety of toxic heavy metals, including lead, mercury, and cadmium.

In which medical conditions might a urine toxicology screen be a useful diagnostic test?

  • Heavy Metal Burden
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia
  • Depression, Mood Swings, Irritability

Treatment Options:
Based on the results of this diagnostic test, we may recommend the following treatments:

  • Chelation Therapy
  • Custom Diet and Exercise Plans/Lifestyle Modification
  • Allergy Elimination Diet
  • Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
  • Nutritional Supplements

How do I find out more about urine toxicology screening?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar, D.O. can order a urine toxicology screen as well as other advanced diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your medical condition instead of merely treating the symptoms. We utilize an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in Functional Medicine for optimal results.

A Note to Medical Professionals:

We often collaborate with a variety of physicians’ practices on puzzling, challenging, and complex medical conditions, and we welcome the opportunity for CROSS-REFERRALS.

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