Hair Elements Testing

Dublin’s Trusted Hair Elements Testing Clinic

Universal Hair & Scalp Clinic is the preferred clinic for hair elements analysis in Dublin. 

Why choose us?  

Precise Test Results

Using an innovative screening technology, we guarantee accurate results using as little hair as possible. We only need 0.25 grams of hair (just about a tablespoon), so you should not worry about losing a lot of strands.

Extensive Test

Our screening test provides information about recent exposure to various heavy metals such as Aluminium, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury and Nickel, to name but a few. 

Our test also analyses levels of essential elements in the body like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc.

All in all, our hair elements test is capable of analysing 39 different essential and toxic elements: Aluminium, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Germanium, Iodine/Iodide, Iron, Lead, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Platinum, Potassium, Rubidium, Selenium, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Sulphur, Thallium Thorium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc, Zirconium.

Turnaround Time

You can also expect the results to be released in about 4 weeks. Rest assured that the turnaround time does not affect the quality of the data. 

Qualified and Trained Professionals

At UHC, we have a team of experts who are equipped and experienced in doing mineral analysis of the hair. So, you can trust that everything is done according to recommended standards, from the collection of hair samples to the release of results. 


How Much Does Hair Elements Testing Cost in Dublin?

Our Hair Elements Testing/Mineral Analysis of Hair costs €450.


Prices of Other Related Services:

  • Initial Consult and Examination €100
  • Follow-Up Visit/Check Up €50
  • Microscopic Analysis/Trichoscan €150

*Fees are not covered by Private Health Insurance Providers.


What Is Hair Elements Testing?

Also called hair analysis, hair metals test or simply hair testing, hair elements testing provides useful information about your health, specifically levels of certain elements in your body. It lets you know if you have mineral imbalances or deficiencies as well as possible exposure to toxic metals.

In case you didn’t know, the concentration of toxic elements is 200 to 300 times higher in the hair than in the blood or urine. This makes the hair the best tissue to analyse to determine possible exposure to toxic elements.

Hair element testing does not just provide information on the levels of elements in the body but also when the changes or exposure happened. 

Simply put, hair mineral analysis is an excellent tool that provides key data which can help with early diagnosis of physiological disorders brought about by irregularities in essential and toxic element metabolism.

Hair analysis can check for:

  • Toxic Element Exposure 
  • Excessive Fish Consumption 
  • Alopecia 
  • Depression 
  • Fatigue 
  • Malabsorption 
  • Hypertension 
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance 
  • Kidney Function 
  • Parkinson’s-like Symptoms 
  • Sexual Impotence or Decreased Testosterone Production 
  • Vision Problems


Hair Elements Testing for Hair Loss

Hair analysis is also useful in diagnosing alopecia and other hair problems. Remember, imbalances in the levels of certain elements affect hair health. 

Data from the hair testing can help trichologists and dermatologists determine why a client’s hair isn’t growing like it should or it is excessively shedding. More importantly, the information from the analysis can guide them in figuring out the best treatment. 


Microscopic Hair Analysis

As a premier hair and scalp clinic, we do not just offer hair elements testing but also microscopic hair analysis.

A microscopic analysis of the hair is used to:

  • Assess structural damage
  • Determine if the hair is falling in the growing (anagen) phase or the resting (telogen) phase, or if it is breaking off
  • Establish the rate and severity of hair loss
  • Identify genetic problems
  • Confirm the presence of lice or fungal infections

With our state-of-the-art diagnostic or screening tools, you can count on us to accurately diagnose your hair loss problem and design the best treatment plan. 

Need to get hair elements testing? Contact us now to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions!