Heavy Metal Testing

Heavy Metal Testing in Rhode Island

What is a “Provocative” Heavy Metal Test?

Since most of the Toxic Heavy Metals are stored in the bone and other tissue, it must be pulled out through a process known as “provocation.” A provocative heavy-metal test consists of an intravenous infusion of calcium EDTA. This safe and painless substance can pull lead out of its hiding places.

The only way to detect stored amounts is with a “provocative” heavy-metal test. In this simple and safe test involves an infusion of calcium EDTA  administered intravenously. The calcium EDTA pulls lead and other toxic metals out of their hiding places where they can be passed out via the urine and tested. Think of it like shaking the tree to see what comes out. With that information in hand, a plan can be crafted to lower the amounts of lead and other toxic metals in your body.

What Steps are involved in Heavy Metal Testing?


Book Test

Call our Warwick, Rhode Island office and book your heavy metal test.


Prep for Test

The day of your heavy metal test, hydrate and avoid supplements (prescription medication only).



When you arrive at our office, you will be escorted into our state-of-the-art infusion room for a relaxing Calcium EDTA infusion. It takes less than 30 minutes!


Schedule Review

You will book a call or appointment with our RN to review the results of your test Free of Charge.


At-Home Test

You’ll leave our Warwick, RI infusion therapy office with a test kit. At home, you’ll collect a urine sample for 6-hours. A pre-paid fed-ex box is included – you can call for pick-up or drop off at a fed-ex location.



In two weeks, you’ll receive your results.

Why Can’t I Get a Blood Test?

A simple blood test is not sufficient. That will reveal the amount of lead you’ve been exposed to in the last week or 10 days. Lead is absorbed from the air, from your food, it even enters your body through your skin. It passes through the blood and then gets deposited in bone and other connective tissue.

Ready to schedule your testing?