30 Brackenbury Rd, London W6 0BA

Est. 1983

Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic


Oligoscan (Heavy Metal Toxicity Test)

For West London Oligoscan (Heavy Metal Toxicity Test) please call the Brackenbury Clinic on 020 8741 9264, or send an enquiry. Send Enquiry


At this present time in history, we are being bombarded, like never before, with heavy metals – from the air, water supply, oceans/seafood, processed foods & drinks, soil (insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides), beauty products, household products, cookware, pharmaceuticals, dental amalgams/fillings, and more.   It’ll take decades before science recognizes (& publicizes) just how dangerous they all are to our health.  Sadly, much of our food supply today is also critically devoid of nutrients, leaving many to fall prey to multiple nutrient deficiencies.

It’s impossible to steer clear of everything harmful, but IT IS possible to minimize your exposure to heavy metals.  It’s also critical to know whether your body is lacking specific nutrients required to detoxify & remove these harmful substances from your body.  Understanding which foods or supplements can rectify trace mineral deficiencies means you can enhance your nutrient status to bring about cellular repair, growth and function.

 If you have deficiencies in vital minerals, high levels of damaging oxygen molecules in your body, or you are overloaded with harmful heavy metals, it can significantly hinder your ability to recover from illness or obtain optimal health.  That is why the most invaluable starting point for any nutritional consultation is the Oligoscan test.


The revolutionary Oligoscan test instantly reveals trace mineral deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, and the degree of oxidation occurring within your body at a cellular level.

The Oligoscan test is significantly faster and more accurate than assessing urine or blood samples.  Urine analysis only shows what the body is excreting (via the kidneys), and blood testing only shows exposure to elements within the last 24 hours and what is travelling in the blood temporarily.  Deficiencies are first seen in cells rather than the blood itself, and heavy metals are stored in tissues (not the blood).

 That’s why Oligoscan can highlight issues that a normal blood test cannot.

The test is quick and absolutely painless.  The Oligoscan device is gently pressed on four points on the palm of the hand.  Using spectrophotometry, light beams determine the intensity of the electromagnetic signals of 36 different elements stored in your tissues (20 trace minerals and 15 heavy metals).

No trips to the lab for a blood draw or urine sample, and no waiting required.  Results are immediate (a report is sent to your personal email within minutes of being scanned).

The Oligoscan Test allows you to know the most efficient supplementation programme to maximize your nutritional status and health. In the case of heavy metal toxicity, chelating techniques, supplements and/or lifestyle changes can be recommended.


Aluminium & mercury toxicity, along with a deficiency in the mineral silica, have been shown to increase the risk of dementia, as well as; anxiety, personality changes, poor memory & cognitive decline.

Weight loss can be a constant struggle if your levels of iodine, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are low.  Yet individuals following restrictive, low-calorie diets often become deficient in these vital micronutrients.

Digestive issues such as reflux usually elicit prescriptions for Zantac or Proton Pump Inhibitors/PPI’s, but does the doctor ever test your levels of zinc, so vital for the production of digestive fluids and the health of your gut lining?  To make matters worse, these pharmaceuticals, which inhibit stomach acid output, contain heavy metals and prevent the absorption of minerals, such as zinc!

Worried about Osteoporosis?  Well no amount of calcium & vitamin D supplements can increase bone density if there are insufficient levels of the essential co-factors magnesium, silica, phosphorus, manganese & boron required to build bone tissue.  Add lead & cadmium toxicity to the mix, and calcium ions are further displaced from your bones, dramatically increasing your risk of fracture.

Acne sufferers don’t just require more vitamin A.  Adequate levels of zinc, iron, selenium, silica and sulphur are essential for beautiful clear skin.

There’s more to depression & fatigue than low serotonin or melatonin levels. Nutrient deficiencies in lithium, zinc, magnesium and calcium, plus poisoning from heavy metals such as mercury (i.e. from amalgam fillings, tuna & vaccinations) all impact upon the brain function and mood & sleep enhancing neurotransmitters.

If you’re an avid athlete, there is evidence that even marginal magnesium, zinc or iron deficiency may impair exercise performance, resulting in a decline in energy and endurance. Heavy metals can promote damaging oxidation in the body, reduced energy levels, and muscular degeneration, negatively impacting physical performance1.

Wouldn’t you like to know in seconds what your body needs (or doesn’t need) to start healing?

OligoScan facts:

The revolutionary OligoScan test utilizes the latest non-invasive, innovative technology known as ‘spectrophotometry’.    Spectrophotometry uses infrared radiation, and is based upon the principle that every compound (mineral or metal) absorbs, reflects or transmits light over a certain range of wavelength.

Spectrophotometry is widely employed in the field of science and industry to determine levels of a chemical substance in solution (i.e. heavy metals in tissue).  It is significantly faster and more accurate than assessing urine or blood samples.  Deficiencies are first seen in cells rather than in blood itself. That’s why OligoScan can highlight issues that a normal blood test cannot.

 It analyses 20 trace elements – calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), silicon (Si), sodium (Na), potassium (K), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) , manganese (Mn), chromium (Cr), vanadium (V), boron (B), cobalt (Co), molybdenum (Mo), iodine (I), lithium (Li), germanium (Ge), selenium (Se) and sulfur (S)

It also carries out an analysis of global metal intoxication of 14 heavy metals – mercury, aluminium, cadmium, lead, arsenic, antimony, silver, barium, beryllium, bismuth, nickel, platinum, lead, thallium and Thorium.  It also check the extent to which the sulfoconjugation pathway of the liver is blocked. This pathway is essential for neutralizing toxins, and if impaired, can prevent an individual from eliminating destructive toxins (i.e. heavy metals, old utilized hormones, pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, etc) from the body.

What does the test involve?

The test can be carried out in the comfort of your home or in a relaxed setting at my clinic.  No trips to the lab and no waiting required.

The test is quick and absolutely painless.  After entering your data (name, address, blood type, etc), the Oligoscan is gently pressed on four points on the palm of the hand. The light beam will determine the intensity of the electromagnetic signals of 34 elements, and the software calculates the results and delivers a comprehensive report within minutes.

How much is the test?

A 1hr Oligoscan consultation includes the Oligoscan test, emailed pdf report, and dietary and/or supplemental recommendations.  Please view the website for Oligoscan consultation prices at your local clinic.

The cost of the Oligoscan test with a 1hr consultation to interpret the test results is £219.00.    The cost of the Oligoscan test without the 1hr consultation is £110.00 (this includes the immediate Oligoscan pdf report)

For further information regarding Oligoscan, please view: https://www.oligoscan.net

If you’d like to book an appointment or learn whether this test may help you recover your vitality and physical health, please call the clinic and ask to speak to Hannah.


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