--- In Autism-Mercury@y..., mary <mary@e...> wrote:
> I am reading Dr. Cutler's book, I have read the FAQ, I have hair
> results for my 3 y.o. son (who is apraxic and hypotonic). He is high
> in Arsenic, Tin, Aluminum and Antimony. 10 of the essential elements
> are out of whack by the counting rules. So......it looks like
> is in our future.
> What I can't seem to put together is a list of 'must have' tests to
> before hand.
The hair test is adequate. Others are on an as needed basis depending
on his particular problems. I usually suggest a plasma cysteine test
through Great Smokies labs with appropriate adjustment of the "sulfur"
content of his diet based on the result.
>I am taking notes from "the book" and so far I have
> CBC (Complete Blood Count?)
> which should give
> Copper content (low enough to use LA?)
Copper is in the hair test.
> Neutrophilia count (comparison check for possible bad side
effect of DMSA?)
There is some value in this, but it isn't essential.
> Urine test
> fractionated urine porphyrins? (mostly to prove there is a
If you are sure there is a problem, no need to test.
> Creatinine Clearance (kidney function adequate for chelating?)
Not necessary unless there are known kidney problems.
> But I seem to have missed is the high sulfer/low sulfer test.
> Is there a proper name for this?
> Are there other tests I should run? I think the doctor will be
> to test anything related to nutritional issues.
> And what is SAMe and who sells it? I gather from the FAQ that it
> Antimony, but can't find it when searching the web.
> Thanks. I want to be able to speak intelligently to his pediatrician
> who has seen the hair test and at least admits that something
> look right.