TK--- Some testing in particular Hair imo is very important as there can be other factors that may complicate things; copper, lead, arsenis etc which a hair test will show and it will make a difference in which chelators one may need to use or not.
W: Copper is the only thing that would affect chelation practice. Can you think of anything else I'm missing? The rest would be covered by DMSA, which should be the first choice over DMPS due to availability and effectiveness for a wide range of heavy metals.
TK--- It is one component in diagnosis but not always correct in and of itself.
W: Good clarification. Which gives even less reason to wait for it.
TK--- It does make symptoms worse for a certain % of people even when done correctly. Imo it should be done to try and get well.
W: Well, if there is no mercury poisoning, even with 11 Amalgams in the mouth, then it is very, very unlikely that a skilled dentist pulling the Amalgams will cause any harm by doing so, as the individual would appear to be not particularly sensitive to mercury. Aside from the usual trauma of having work this extensive done to the body, going under anesthesia and so forth.
Granted, other considerations like cost and time definitely factor in here.