Known as TMA it provides a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry and can provide pertinent information about your animal’s metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
It is a non-invasive screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of fur. A hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test, used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals species. Fur, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the fur grows. Although the fur is dead, the minerals remain as the fur continues to grow out. A sample of fur cut close to the skin provides information about the mineral activity in the fur that took place over the past three to four months.