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This at-home Mineral Test will identify levels of important minerals that are essential for proper growth and development, a healthy immune system, and overall wellbeing. Online results in 2-5 days.
What does it test for?
Collection methodFinger prick
Our bodies use minerals for many functions, including maintaining a healthy immune system. As these minerals are not produced in the body, a balanced diet is essential for keeping you healthy. This test helps identify deficiencies to help ensure you are getting the required balance.
Most people with a mild mineral deficiency or excess will not experience any symptoms, so regular testing is key to understanding your levels. By testing often, you can optimize your diet to make sure your intake is right for you.
Symptoms of a mineral deficiency or excess may include, but are not limited to:
- Weakness, fatigue, or decreased energy levels
- Muscle aches and pain
- Weakened immune system and increased susceptibility to infections
- Problems with vision
- Joint pain and discomfort
- Problems with your heart
- Loss of appetite, nausea, or abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Poor bone health
Anyone can develop a mineral deficiency. It may be more common if you are vegan or a vegetarian or if you have eliminated certain foods from your diet. Deficiencies may be more likely to occur as you age, if you have medical conditions that impact the absorption of food or as the result of some medications.
You should take the Mineral Test if:
- You follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
- You have recently excluded a particular food group from your diet
- You have a condition that may impact the absorption of minerals
- You are taking medications that impact the absorption of some minerals
*If you are experiencing any symptoms please talk to your healthcare provider.
It is recommended that this test is taken before 10 am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and returned on the same day.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps with the function of muscles and nerves, the development of bones and teeth, and the functioning of the heart. Dietary sources include spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, whole grains and liquids such as mineral water.
Copper plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy immune system, keeping your blood vessels and nerves healthy, and facilitating the metabolism of iron. Copper can be found in foods such as liver, nuts, shellfish, wheat bran products and chocolate.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in reproduction, metabolism, and immunity, as well as hormone and thyroid function. Selenium is commonly found in meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy, bread, cereal, and other grains.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that helps with the production of new cells and enzymes, maintaining a healthy immune system healing, and in the processing of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Zinc is present in many foods, including meat, milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, whole grains, nuts, and pulses.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
You should not change any medication or supplements without first speaking to your doctor.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.