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    Fat Soluble Vitamins; serum

    $330.00

    Nutritional testing of circulating levels of fat-soluble vitamins provides a good indication of their status throughout the body. The primary fat-soluble vitamins are involved in a vast array of protective and regulatory functions. The thoroughly intertwined and complementary actions among some of the fat-soluble vitamins is equally impressive with respect to optimization of health and disease prevention. Although overt deficiencies are rare, marginal status of specific fat soluble vitamins may be affected by poor diets, inappropriate supplementation, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, malabsorption, and increased demand associated with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    This test is useful for

    Vitamin A, D, E, K deficiency

    Fatty Acids; Erythrocytes

    $225.00

    The typical Western diet contains too many carbohydrates and saturated fats, and is often imbalanced with respect to essential and nonessential fatty acid intake. Erythrocyte fatty acid nutritional testing is used to assess levels of and balance among the essential and non-essential fatty acids required for optimal health and wellness. Essential fatty acids regulate cell membrane integrity, blood pressure and coagulation, lipid levels, immune response, tumor growth and inhibition, and the inflammatory response to injury and infection. Erythrocyte Fatty Acid nutritional testing aids in developing the most efficacious dietary and supplemental treatment program to restore appropriate ratios among fatty acids.

    This test is useful for

    • ADD/ADHD
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Blood Pressure
    • Cardiovascular Health
    • Coagulation
    • Lipid/Lipoprotein Levels
    • Immune Response
    • Inflammatory Response to Injury and Infection
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Tumor Growth and Inhibition

    Folate Metabolism; plasma

    $250.00

    This test measures the levels of the primary forms of folate (B-9) in plasma, and can be used to assess folate status and disorders in essential folate metabolism. Assessment of plasma folate species provides clinical insight into aberrant folate metabolism that can significantly affect crucial methylation processes, DNA/RNA metabolism, and neurotransmitter metabolism. Naturally occurring folates are derived mostly from dark green leafy vegetables while synthetic folic acid is used under mandate in cereals and other processed foods. There is debate regarding synthetic folic acid as it is not considered biologically active unless converted into activated folates, and can block folate metabolism. Reduced activated forms of folate are obligatory cofactors in the metabolism of amino acids and DNA. Traditionally long-term folate status is determined as the level of total folates in red blood cells, but that does not provide clinically important information regarding the specific forms of folate. The plasma folate profile reports the levels of THF, UMFA, folinic acid and 5-MTHF, and can be used to monitor clinical intervention. It can be used as a single test, or as a basal and one hour post-folate supplement “challenge.” It can also be a useful add on to the functional Plasma Methylation Profile.

    This test is useful for

    • Prenatal Care
    • Folate Receptor Autoantibodies
    • Nutrutional Deficiencies
    • Elevated Homocysteine
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Neurotransmitter Imbalances
    • Autism
    • Cancer/Chemotherapy
    • Detoxification Impairment
    • General Health and Longevity
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Assess functional folate metabolism in variants of MTHFR and COMT
    • Assess therapeutic interventions of enzymatic deficienes of methylation
    • Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Psychiatric Disorders
    • Behavioral Disorders

    Methylation Profile; plasma

    $255.00

    Normal metabolism of methionine is critical for cellular methylation of DNA, proteins and neurotransmitters. Aberrant methionine metabolism can occur in anyone at any age and can be associated with numerous health consequences including cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Methylation Profile provides a functional assessment of the phenotypic expression of common SNPs (MTHFR, MS, CBS) by evaluating the plasma levels of methionine, cysteine, SAM, SAH, homocysteine, and cystathionine. It also provides the important “methylation index”, a ratio of SAM to SAH.

    This test is useful for

    • Autism
    • Birth Defects
    • Cancer
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Detoxification Impairment
    • Down Syndrome
    • General Health and Longevity
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Immune Dysfunction
    • Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Nutritional Deficiencies
    • Psychiatric Disorders

    Plasma Amino Acids

    $400.00

    Amino acid (AA) nutritional testing analysis aids in the identification of dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, renal and hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric abnormalities, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, reduced detoxification capacity and many other inherent and acquired disorders in AA metabolism. Plasma is traditionally used to assess the status of essential AA while urine analysis provides more information regarding AA wasting and aberrant metabolism associated with co-factor insufficiencies.

    Plasma vs. Urine Analysis
    Plasma is traditionally used to assess the status of essential AA while urine analysis provides more information regarding AA wasting and aberrant metabolism associated with co-factor insufficiencies.

    Plasma amino acid nutritional testing measures what is being transported at the time of sampling. The specimen should be collected after an overnight fast to reduce the influence of dietary protein. Abnormalities are deduced by comparison of measured levels with an established reference range.

    The 24-hour urine amino acid analysis has the highest probability of detecting abnormalities if renal function is normal. The 24-hour test indicates what is high and low over the course of a day, reflects blood and tissue amino acid pools, and is not affected by circadian rhythm. Healthy kidneys efficiently conserve essential amino acids. Therefore, urine levels of amino acids decrease first and tend to give an earlier indication of inadequacy than do plasma levels.

    A first morning void urine (FMV) amino acid analysis, with results normalized per gram creatinine, provides an alternative when a complete 24-hour collection is not a viable option. The FMV analysis is excellent for identification of marked abnormalities, particularly with respect to gastrointestinal health, inherited disorders in amino acid metabolism and renal function, and can be used for protein challenge testing.

    Urine Amino Acids

    $400.00

    Amino acid (AA) nutritional testing aids in the identification of dietary protein adequacy and amino acid balance, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, forms of protein intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, renal and hepatic dysfunction, psychiatric abnormalities, susceptibility to inflammatory response and oxidative stress, reduced detoxification capacity and many other inherent and acquired disorders in AA metabolism. Plasma is traditionally used to assess the status of essential AA while urine analysis provides more information regarding AA wasting and aberrant metabolism associated with co-factor insufficiencies.

    This test is useful for

    • ADD/ADHD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Digestive Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fatigue
    • Hypertension
    • Infertility
    • Insomnia
    • Kidney Function
    • Nutritional Deficiencies
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Plasma vs. Urine Analysis
    Plasma is traditionally used to assess the status of essential AA while urine analysis provides more information regarding AA wasting and aberrant metabolism associated with co-factor insufficiencies.

    Plasma amino acid nutritional testing measures what is being transported at the time of sampling. The specimen should be collected after an overnight fast to reduce the influence of dietary protein. Abnormalities are deduced by comparison of measured levels with an established reference range.

    The 24-hour urine amino acid analysis has the highest probability of detecting abnormalities if renal function is normal. The 24-hour test indicates what is high and low over the course of a day, reflects blood and tissue amino acid pools, and is not affected by circadian rhythm. Healthy kidneys efficiently conserve essential amino acids. Therefore, urine levels of amino acids decrease first and tend to give an earlier indication of inadequacy than do plasma levels.

    A first morning void urine (FMV) amino acid analysis, with results normalized per gram creatinine, provides an alternative when a complete 24-hour collection is not a viable option. The FMV analysis is excellent for identification of marked abnormalities, particularly with respect to gastrointestinal health, inherited disorders in amino acid metabolism and renal function, and can be used for protein challenge testing.

    Urine Iodine

    $150.00

    Iodine is an essential element required for normal function of the thyroid gland and immune system, and the integrity of breast tissue. The test can be performed using conventional random or 24-hour urine collection or after administration of a loading dose of iodide/iodine. Iodine is measured by ICP-MS, as is used by the CDC.

    This test is useful for

    • Fatigue
    • Immune Response
    • Thyroid Function
    • Estrogen Metabolism

    Urine Iodine Pre & Post Load

    $210.00

    Iodine is an essential element required for normal function of the thyroid gland and immune system, and the integrity of breast tissue. The test can be performed using conventional random or 24-hour urine collection or after administration of a loading dose of iodide/iodine. Iodine is measured by ICP-MS, as is used by the CDC.

    This test is useful for

    • Fatigue
    • Immune Response
    • Thyroid Function
    • Estrogen Metabolism