Cat Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis


A hair analysis is a scientific test which accurately measures the mineral content of the hair using atomic absorption methods. Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body’s tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body, although sometimes it can actually mean the reverse. It can also indicate whether that mineral is bioavailable to the cells and tissues.

Hair mineral analyses are also very accurate in determining the levels of toxic heavy metals – a problem which is becoming all too common in an ever-increasing toxic world. Toxic metals such as mercury, aluminum, arsenic and/or lead can have a profound impact on health and can be very destructive. Routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy-metal poisoning; however, tissue mineral analysis, using atomic absorption, is considered a legitimate method.

A mineral hair analysis can also reveal a variety of different nutritional and health problems as well as the status of many organs and glands, including the liver and kidneys; and thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands. It can detect adrenal dysfunction, digestive disturbances, thyroid and pituitary dysfunction, blood sugar imbalances, anemia, and inflammation.

A hair analysis can detect these imbalances and problems, where often conventional blood testing cannot. Nutritional physiology takes place at the cellular level, not in the blood. Blood levels of nutrients and minerals are kept within very narrow limits by the body and are slow to change. Thus, blood levels are not a true reflection of the nutrient status within the tissues, organs and glands which are all often depleted before the blood is. In contrast, tissue mineral analysis provides information about cellular activity within the tissues and the metabolism of all nutrients throughout the body.

Common causes of a mineral imbalance are poor diet, mal-digestion of food, nutrient deficiencies, medications, stress, or the accumulation of toxic or heavy metals.

Your hair tissue mineral analysis results will include a complete written report prepared by Marijke based on the individual case, along with the laboratory bar graph which shows the values of over 30 minerals and elements, 8 toxic heavy metals and 15 mineral ratios. Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which guides diet and food choices and a recommended supplement program for optimum health and wellness.

Preparing a Hair Sample

Take a hair sample that weighs approximately 125 mg (about ½ Tablespoon) as close to the skin as possible from the chest area.

  • The hair should be no longer than 1-1/2 inches.
  • For long haired cats, cut the extra length off and keep the 1-1/2 inch section which was closest to their skin.
  • For outdoor cats wash the testing area with rubbing alcohol and let dry completely before taking the sample.

Mailing the Hair Sample

Return the envelope with hair sample and a completed intake form. Intake form should be printed off and filled out manually.

Marijke’s Intuitive Healing Services
P.O. Box #92
Armstrong, B.C.
V0E 1B0

Click here to download the PDF intake form.

Please email a picture of your cat.

Hair Analysis Fees

The fee can be paid online, or by cheque with your hair sample, or by including the billing information on your intake form. 

Please make cheques out to Marijke’s Intuitive Healing Services.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing the lab results and preparing the report.

Cost includes all taxes and fees.