To begin with, a chelator is introduced into the body via an infusion. Chelators are substances that can bind heavy metals in the body, which can then be eliminated safely. Chelators bind metals in all tissues of the body and eliminate them via the kidneys through the urine. A urine sample is collected and submitted to laboratory analysis. Results are usually ready after about one week.
Other types of testing, such as hair analysis, blood tests, giving capsules or suppositories (with 24h urine collection) have not proven reliable, as they often produce inaccurate results.