9. Tests And Scans

Blood being drawn from the arm for test

\\\ Tests And Scans

Elemental/Inorganic Mercury Tests and Scans

  • Private Clinic Toxicity Blood Tests
  • Private Clinic Thyroid Tests
  • Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scans
  • Saliva Tests 
  • Urine Tests
  • X Rays
  • Retinal Scans
  • Summary

Post 9

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

Having been left undiagnosed and mis-diagnosed for years by the NHS clinicians at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, after the patient had suffered a dangerous unconsented surgical procedure under general anesthesia in a day care routine procedure which produced new symptoms just days after, the patient called in their medical files only to find that patient statements and consultations had been removed and falsified, statutory information removed and other diseases known not disclosed to the patient.

It was evident that this hospital and its clinicians were in a state of chaos and undermining patients health. The patient sought private consultations and testing. (Symptoms and information leading up to private tests explained in posts 2 – 8)

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 the practitioner is willing to accept the test results from a non-NHS testing clinic, and trained to interpret the comprehensive results. NHS clinicians are trained in the NHS blood testing programmes but are reluctant to consider other private clinical blood test results, sometimes even questioning CQC approved clinic results who have a better rating than the NHS.

The Environmental 16 Metals Blood test

This test evaluated 16 well-known metals used in, and around the everyday environment. The staff thorough and friendly and the clinic efficient and clean, CQC approved. The clinic turned the test results around in a matter od days.

Blood may be sent to them for testing from other approved UK clinics, that may be located closer to your home if you didn’t live in or near to London.

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

The results were significant and directional, suggestive that the metals recorded over the public range and 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 only trained in acute organic mercury toxicity cases had tried to advise. This was the effects of chronic mercury toxicity, later found to be elemental /inorganic dental ingestion in more detailed testing where the lethal vapour had over nine years to deposit the mercury deep into the bones as well as organs and tissues around the body.

A chelation programme was put in place immediately. 

Take 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 if you can. This will give you a more complete overview of the test results. However, dangerous metals such as mercury need to be chelated immediately. It is also advisable to use one clinic repeatably which then provides clarity in recording test results over period of time.

The Melisa® Test

The patient had informed NHS clinicians for years that the oral cavity was suspected as the root cause, even pointing to the LR jaw. NHS clinicians ignored the patient.

With this new evidence of metal toxicity, the patient in consultation with the Chiropractor underwent more specialised dental ingestion tests called Melisa®

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 (also known as elemental or quicksilver) mercury from dental amalgams. See post 23 which explains the 3 main groups of mercury.

Consultations with senior NHS toxicologists eventually admitted

  • They were not trained in chronic dental ingestion procedures (and were not aware of the Melisa® test).
  • At the time of writing, the NHS do not offer a similar test to Melisa® in NHS establishments.
  • There appears to be no NHS protocol in place for testing and treating chronic dental ingestion patients caused by an accident (to the face).
  • Toxicology clinicians are trained in acute mercury toxicity, inorganic mercury. However, A&E and Oral and Maxillofacial NHS consultants appeared not to be.
  • Acute inorganic mercury toxicity and chronic dental ingestion mercury toxicity require 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 CQC 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 vapour was inorganic mercury, recorded at the highest levels, also nickel and palladium. There was the presence of other metals tested for including gold and other minor metals. 

  • Interestingly, the organisation offer a quick symptom check test on their website, which is useful and enlightening to anyone concerned they may have dental toxicity.

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

Quicksilver Scientific® blood tests

The well-known USA-based global test for a selected range of metals, including their tri-tests, of hair, blood and urine analysis used to test for mercury.

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 

A test for inflammation, severity and response to treatment taken during the chelation programme. Results were suggestive to be in the normal public range tested after the dental root treatment, crown and amalgams had been removed from the mouth.

NHS Ultrasound Scan And Blood Testing

An Ultrasound diagnostic scan 

Taken to support the surgical procedure, during 2009. The positive scan results were never provided to the patient, to make an informed decision about a surgical procedure, and the results never provided to the patients GP by the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK, 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, Brighton Sussex, UK, during the entire time the patent was 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 of 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, Brighton, Sussex, UK.

The medical files and a CD ROM provided presented evidence of the scan results taken in 2009, suggestive that clinicians surprisingly had always known that the patient had been suffering from a potential life-threatening disease and failed shockingly, to disclose this dangerous condition which was seriously worsened by the elemental/inorganic mercury toxicity.

Private Clinic Ultrasound Diagnostic Scan Testing

Private scans 

Organised by clinical referral to recheck those provided by the untrustworthy, and quite frankly, bungling The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex. The scans confirmed the NHS clinicians always knew of my disease and had always withheld this information to my GP and myself.

Hypersalivation testing

Symptoms of hypersalivation, notoriously linked to mercury toxicity, of constant drooling of saliva from the mouth, was experienced over a period of months, as the disease worsened, which was particularly further noted after the removal of the gold and palladium fused to metal-ceramic crown restoration and to the now unmitigated, constant exposure to leaching of the mercury amalgams.

An 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.

Private Clinic Thyroid Blood Tests 

London blood testing clinic for Thyroid Testing.

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



‘The process by which a molecule encircles and binds to a metal and removes it from tis-sue’,

helped to decrease hypothyroidism to a manageable and more normal level, with the removal of toxins from the body, with the aid of using the natural chelation process outlined in further posts on this website.

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

Saliva Tests 

Saliva was never monitored by the NHS when complaining of constant oral cavity problems, even by the Oral and Maxillofacial Department at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK.

Monitored from home, with the use of simple PH sticks, recorded levels below 4.5PH, cancer level, for some time, prior to diagnosis.

After the initial blood tests and removal of the ‘problematic’ LR dental restoration and amalgams from the oral cavity, being replaced with bio-compatible materials, coupled with the special chelation organic diet consumed, saliva results steadily improved, to record a satisfactory 6.75PH – 7.00PH although this took more than a year-and-a-half to achieve after completion of dentistry. This again, did not resolve ‘overnight’.

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, yet not one NHS clinician bothered to organise urine tests.

Elemental mercury toxicity (also known as quicksilver and metallic mercury) specifically attacks organs, tissues and rests in bones.

Urine Elements 18 Metals test 

Private clinic tests at Biolab provided urine test results, undertaken after six weeks of the chelation programme in place, 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 out within two weeks of diagnosis by the local optician who had historical testing data.

The retinal photographic scans provided evidence that the eyes were suffering with a number of unexplained dark spots and unexplained flare-ups. The scans taken are of 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 recorded on those next scans.

After four years of chelation, the eye tests 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 throughout the body internally, where it was likely that the toxicity was removed from the organs and tissues in the body which left elemental’inorganic mercury remaining in the bones, having been deposited for over the nine years before diagnosis.

However, the eyes do not escape from the effects of severe ‘eye burning’ symptoms. This is dissapointing and is often credited as the effects of palladium toxicity which clinicians currently have no means of providing proven ways to remove from the body. There still remain intense periods of prolonged eye twitching, sore eyes and pain particularly just above the eyes and ‘sparkly’ eye burning intensity of the eye lids. This particularly occurs during the night waking the patient, and first thing in the morning.

The eyes sometimes loose focus when working, where papers in front of the patient become hazy and blurred. The patient has to stop everything, and has found by immediately taking Vitamin C and a couple of brazil nuts, loaded with 100% selenium mineral, this action seems to move this symptom away from the eyes speedily rather than allowing it to take it’s course. The highlights the problem of elemental/inorganic mercury where it is constantly being redeposited around the body by the blood stream, causing symptoms 24/7 in no particular recognised location or with monitored regularity.


The NHS failed to provide any information suggesting they could test for elemental (also known as quicksilver, metallic) /inorganic mercury, along with other associated toxic dental metals.

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.

The patient obtained copies of their paid testing through their referral clinician. This is usually without charge and immediate.

Medical Thermal Imaging non-invasive diagnostic scans provided 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 mercury toxicity. 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 aid 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 8. and the next post provides information about the important role of Holistic Dentists play in removing elemental mercury from the oral cavity. Post 10.

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