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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

Processing Guidelines:

By purchasing your HTMA, you understand hair mineral testing is only available for those living in the United States (except New York) and Canada. If you are interested in this test outside of those areas please contact Fortify Health


By ordering a HTMA you agree and understand:

  • The test must be completed within 12 months of your purchase.

  • Refunds will not be issued to those who do not complete their test within 12 months of purchase. There are no refunds once payment has processed. See terms of use. 

  • If you do not complete your test within 12 months of purchase, you must re-purchase a new test.

  • You have read the guidelines, instructions, disclaimers and terms of use provided below the HTMA order form.



When purchasing this test please ensure that you have timed any hair dye appointments accordingly. See below.

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Order Form

The information collected here is for the person taking the test. Once this information is submitted, the email address you have supplied will receive a payment link. Once the  payment is submitted, please refer to the Processing Guidelines stated on this page.

Contact Information


Mailing Address

Additional Guidelines and Instructions

Timeline Receiving your Test and Results: 

  • It can take up to 10 business days to receive your test. 

  • We do not send hair tests on the weekend. If you order on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday please add a few days to your expected arrival time. 

  • If you have not received your test after 10 business days (2 weeks), you can email us at Fortify Health .

    • Please expect delays during holiday timeframes (ie: November to December) as the mail is slower, which can create delays with getting your test results.

  • If you live in the United States (except New York)  it takes about 1 week to get the hair sample to the lab. 

  • If you live outside of the United States, it often takes about 3+ weeks. 

  • Once the lab gets your sample, it is common to take 10+ business days to finalize your results.

    • During the holidays the mail is slower, which can create delays with getting your test results. Please keep this in mind during that time. 

  • The lab sends your test results to us and then we send them to email of the person who has taken the test. You cannot reach out to the lab with questions. They only talk with practitioners. Have questions about your test? Contact your coach directly if working with Fortify Health Coaching or Fortify Health


Completing Your Test:


Common Question: Can you complete this test while pregnant, breastfeeding, during any time of your menstrual cycle, regardless of your sex? YES, but the intervention would change


  • Follow packaged instructions

  • If you are not comfortable cutting your own hair we suggest making an appointment with your stylist.

    • It is best to collect from 3-4 different locations if possible 

    • If you have very short hair you will need to cut more hair to achieve the suggested weight

    • If you can not use hair from your head, pubic hair is an option.

      • Suggested to wash 1-2 x prior to testing with an ACV rinse prior to testing 

      • Note: results will change due to mineral concentration of pubic hair vs hair on your head 

  • Please wait 6-8 weeks after you dye your hair to complete your sample. 

    • Previous hair treatments such as brazilian blowouts or keratin treatments should not impact results 

  • List the type of most recently used shampoo used on the test envelope (where requested). 

    • Avoid using baking soda on your hair

  • Wait 4-6 hours after washing hair to take the sample.. Avoid adding any products as well any excess sweating between the time you wash your hair and taking the sample

  • Hair should be dry. It does not have to be blown dry, though it can be.

  • Only store your sample in the paper envelope that comes with your test or another paper envelope. Do NOT store in plastic bags , plastic containers or foil. Your sample will become contaminated

  • Sending enough hair: 

    • A paper that folds into a scale will come with your test to weigh your hair sample.

    • The sample is approximately a heaping teaspoon of hair. 

    • If you do not send enough hair, the lab will not be able to run your sample, and you will have to send more.

  • Put a stamp and return address on the envelope provided 


The total turnaround time for your test results will vary from 3-6 weeks depending on where you live and whether or not it is during the holiday season. 

Disclaimer, Terms, and Refund Policy:


By ordering any testing and participating in coaching and/or consultation services,  you understand that Sarah Ford Bishop and Meredith Paci  are not medical doctors, psychologists/psychiatrists, or other licensed medical professionals. You are expected to discuss any changes to your health, diet, or exercise regimen with your physician or another medical professional first before trying them.


The facilitation of test orders and any coaching and/or consultation service  is for informational and educational purposes only. We do not offer any representations, guarantees, or warranties, of any variety. The information and education provided is not intended or implied to replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. You should review any and all changes to your diet, lifestyle, exercise regimen, or supplement routine with your medical professional


By purchasing testing and participating in a coaching and/or consultation relationship, you agree to release, forgive, forever discharge, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Fortify Health Coaching, MerePaci Coaching Inc, and Sarah Ford Bishop LLC, our subsidiaries, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors, shareholders, directors, officers, coaches, assignees, licensees, and affiliates from any and all claims, suits, actions, charges, demands, liabilities, damages, judgments, and/or costs, related to, or arising out of, your purchase of or participation in any testing, coaching and/or consultation services. 


Our Refund Policy: 


If you order a Hair Mineral Test, you must use and complete your test within 12 months of your purchase. Refunds will not be issued to those who do not complete their test within 12 months of purchase. If you do not complete your test within 12 months of purchase, you must re-purchase a new test. There are no refunds once payment has been processed.


If you have any questions about the Terms of Use, please contact Fortify Health Coaching at Fortify Health

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