Blood Tests and Other Scans

Blood being drawn for test

Private Clinic Toxicity Blood testsPrivate Clinic Thyroid Blood Tests Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scan Testing Saliva Tests Urine TestsX Rays – Retinal Scans – Summary – Post 9

Environmental 16 Metals Blood Test provided toxin information about 16 metals. A patient referral is required from an approved clinician.

A consultation with a friendly NHS GP may provide you with an opportunity to be referred for specialised blood tests if you suspect toxicity. It is worth checking before commencing, whether they are willing to accept the test results from a non-NHS testing clinic, and trained to deliver the comprehensive results. A number of NHS clinicians are trained in the NHS blood testing programme and are reluctant to consider other clinic results.

The blood test results were enlightening. The Environmental 16 Metals Blood test evaluated 16 well-known metals used in, and around the everyday environment. The clinic chosen turned the test around in a matter of days. The staff thorough and friendly and the clinic efficient and clean, CQC approved. Blood may be sent to them for testing from other approved UK clinics, that may be located closer to your home.

The clinic provides useful and detailed website information about their large range of testing available.

The results significant and directional, suggestive that the metals recorded over the public range and my further research indicated those metals to be frequently used in dentistry. Due to the high levels of mercury present in the bloodstream, and the many years that health had been declining, it was evident that this wasn’t “a toxic prawn sandwich” that I had eaten, as one untrained clinician more used to handling acute mercury toxicity cases tried to advise at a later date!

A chelation programme was put in place immediately. 

Note – Take consideration that public ranges are set notoriously high, whatever the organisation testing and that it is advisable to take two tests without altering your lifestyle with a gap of a couple of weeks in between tests. This will give you a more complete overview of the test results.

The Melisa® Test

Once it was clear that blood test results were suggestive of unacceptably high levels of metal toxicity, further specialised dental blood tests were organised.

The Melisa® test is one of the safest and specific dental ingestion tests than other tests available and can differentiate between an allergic reaction to inorganic or metallic mercury from dental amalgams.

Consultations with senior NHS toxicologists admitted –

  • They were not trained in chronic dental ingestion procedures and were not aware of this test.
  • They do not currently offer a similar test to Melisa® in NHS establishments.
  • There appears to be no protocol put in place for chronic dental ingestion caused by an accident to the face.
  • Toxicology, A&E and Oral and Maxillofacial NHS clinicians are trained in acute mercury toxicity only.
  • Acute toxicity and chronic toxicity require very different chelation methods.

The Melissa® test is specific to the patient’s individual needs and tests for those metals associated with their particular elected dental works. 

The test was for the metals associated with mercury amalgams and gold and palladium fused to metal crown restoration, which had always been the suspect of long term health problems.

Blood was taken in London at the BioLab clinic, numerous test tubes of blood provided and the Melissa® test results were delivered within 2 weeks, and where blood had been tested twice providing a balanced test result.

As anticipated, the results provided suggestive information that the ingested mercury was recorded at the highest levels with nickel, followed at high levels by palladium. There was the presence of other metals, including gold and other minor metals. 

Interestingly, the organisation offer a quick symptom check test on their website, which is useful and enlightening.

To have completeness in testing, the same London clinic was used for regular blood testing providing a patient history.

Quicksilver Scientific® blood tests, based in the USA, is a well-known global test for a selected range of metals, including their tri-tests, of hair, blood and urine analysis.

A test was taken, part of the way through detoxifying. The test results did take longer than expected to be returned from the USA, indicating similar results to those from the UK, the Environmental 16 Metal Blood test and urine test results, that were already available.

In retrospect, this test would have been more helpful if taken when toxicity was suspected than taken at a later date whilst in recovery.

C-Reactive Protein blood tests is a test for inflammation, severity and response to treatment. Results were suggestive to be in the normal public range tested after the root treatment, crown and amalgams had been removed from the mouth.

NHS Ultrasound Scan and Blood testing

An Ultrasound diagnostic scan had been taken to support the surgical procedure, during 2009. The scan results were never provided fully, to make an informed decision about a surgical procedure, and the results never provided to my GP by the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Oral and Maxillofacial Department.

A later referral to the specialised Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton, failed to inform me that my medical files had clearly, for years, indicated suggestive causes of disease with visual supporting scan evidence, and unbelievably this department continued to confirm to my GP there was no “need to worry.”

All departments at The Royal Sussex County Hospital during the entire time in their care failed to organise precautionary blood and urine tests with the exception of one clinician who did organise blood tests but failed to organise the retesting for cancer, HIV, Leukaemia and thyroiditis, where the pathology department flagged up their concerns on the initial blood test results provided.

After numerous poor consultations with various NHS departments, requests for my medical files were made from the Data Protection department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The medical files and a CD ROM provided presented evidence of the scan results in 2009 suggestive that clinicians surprisingly had always known that I had been suffering from a disease and failed shockingly, to disclose the dangerous and life-threatening condition. 

Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scan Testing

Private scans were organised by referral, to recheck those provided by the untrustworthy, and quite frankly, bungling Royal Sussex County Hospital. The scans confirmed the clinicians always knew of my disease.

Later, with hypersalivation problems occurring, constant drooling of saliva from the mouth, after the removal of the gold and palladium fused to metal-ceramic crown restoration and constant exposure to leaching of the mercury amalgams, a further Ultrasound diagnostic scan was taken, being a safe non-evasive way to keep visual check of the oral cavity and throat regions, highly vulnerable to cancer.

Hypersalivation can be a symptom of mercury toxicity.

Private Clinic Thyroid Blood Tests 

Further testing was undertaken during the start of the chelation period for FT4, FT3, TSH at the London blood testing clinic.

Also Anti-thyroglobulin (monitors treatment of some types of thyroid cancer, and to look for cancer)  and Anti-thyroperoxidase blood tests, (the presence of TPO antibodies in blood which suggests that the cause of thyroid disease is an autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease), which NHS GP’s do not routinely test for.

At the start of chelation, Anti thyroglobulin blood tests recorded dangerously high at 1000% over the public range.

These levels decreased by 750% during the first year of chelation.

At the start of chelation, Anti-thyroid peroxidase blood tests also recorded dangerously high, as being more than 500% over the public range.

These levels decreased being reduced to 100% over the public range during the first year of chelation.

Chelation for metal poisoning from the body helped to decrease hypothyroidism to a manageable and normal level, using the natural chelation process outlined on this website.

You may like to read Environmental toxins harm the thyroid. Kresser Institute.

Saliva Tests 

Saliva was monitored, from home, with the use of simple PH sticks, recording levels below 4.5PH, cancer level, for some time, prior to diagnosis.

After the initial blood tests and removal of the restoration and amalgams, being replaced with bio-compatible materials, coupled with an organic diet, saliva results steadily improved, to record a satisfactory 6.75PH – 7.00PH a year later.

Sticks are available from a number of medical online stores and can provide a simple general overview of oral acidity.

Urine Tests

No urine tests were taken prior to diagnosis by any NHS clinician.

The macroscopic urinalysis (to you and me, the visible colour of urine) presented suggested liver disease prior to the first 16 Metals blood tests and chelation.

Urine Elements 18 Metals test was undertaken early into the chelation programme, which confirmed that 18 metals tested including mercury, nickel, manganese and cobalt were satisfactorily being detected passing out in the urine. Palladium testing was not available.


At the start of new dental consultations, low dosage 360° X-Rays were taken of the oral cavity, providing an up-to-date historical reference.

Retinal Scans

Both mercury and palladium are notorious for affecting the eyes and tests were carried within two weeks of diagnosis by the local optician.

The retinal photographic scans provided evidence that the eyes were suffering with a number of unexplained dark spots and unexplained flare-ups. The scans are behind the eyes and appear as left and right large orange blobs on scans.

Eye tests were arranged half yearly for the next year and a half, to monitor improvement during the chelation period. Nothing much changed immediately in those next scans.

After four years of chelation, the eyes had successfully improved when tests were taken, the scans showed very smooth orange colour retinal pictures with no dark spots now remaining or other unexplained problems.

It provided the first real evidence that the chelation programme was working internally, where it was likely that the toxicity was removed from the organs and tissues in the body which left mercury remaining, being deposited in the bones.


The NHS failed to provide any information suggesting they could test for inorganic mercury, along with other associated toxic metals, and lastly, for dental vapour ingestion toxicity.

NHS blood testing researched provided little evidence of chronic dental ingestion tests available. 

Private clinics were researched, chosen carefully, and used continuously, so as to provide historic consistency in results.

Patients can obtain copies of their paid testing through their referral clinician. This is usually without charge and immediate.

Medical Thermal Imaging non-invasive diagnostic scans provide visual blood patterns. A GP or doctor referral is not necessary for these scans, however, UK NHS GP’s and doctors are currently untrained to recognise and use this important service in their diagnosis.

Reports provided are easy to understand although GPs and NHS clinicians may refuse to accept the information provided.

Environmental 16 Metals, Melisa® and Quicksilver® blood tests will provide information about toxins. Referrals are required by an approved clinician.

A consultation with an NHS GP may provide you with an opportunity to be referred for specialised private blood tests but they may not be trained or willing to use the results to provide a diagnosis.

Ultrasound diagnostic scans, urine and thyroid testing are available through the NHS.

You may like to read posts in numbered order for completeness. THis post is post 9. Information about Chiropractors and thermal imaging from a previous post – post 7.

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