Laboratory Testing

“There is overwhelming evidence that vitamin deficiencies are associated with the chronic disease process and the overall condition of ones health “inadequate intake or subtle deficiencies in several Vitamins are risk factors for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease cancer and osteoporosis.”

Journal of the American Medical Associations (AMA)
June 19, 2002 – Vol. 287. No 23

When your doctors run your labs they’re usually just scratching the surface. The following tests really dissect what’s going on within your body at a granular level.

These tests are life-changing!

I do three different tests. A nutritional test looks at where you are deficient in vitamins and minerals. A cardiovascular shows more than just your basic cholesterol and HDL or triglycerides. It identifies your risk factor or markers for heart disease.

The third test is a test to determine if you are pre-diabetic. Most people in this country are prediabetic.

This test will provide biomarkers for things like glucose, insulin and peptides. Another marker is Leptin that shows how hungry you are. These are all risks for diabetes. These tests are all very important and most doctors don’t run detailed tests like this.

The MRT test shows Food Sensitivities are very different than Food Allergies. With food allergies, you can never consume whatever you are allergic to. In many cases, it would be deadly. With food sensitivities, you can eat those foods but may experience symptoms like rashes, fatigue, headaches, IBS, weight loss, and weight gain

to name a few. It’s basically making your body very inflammatory. Once we know what you are sensitive to, we create an elimination plan.

One final test is a GI Map. This will identify all bacterias and viruses. This test can also tell you if you are gluten sensitive and if you are resistant to any antibiotics. This test is important because we can be exposed to these pathogens through food or water contamination.

Schedule a call with me to determine where to begin.

Click on any item in the list below to learn about tests to optimize your health:

Spectra Cell Laboratories

SpectraCell’s patented, chemically-defined control media contains the minimal amount of each essential micronutrient that is needed to support optimal lymphocyte growth or mitogenic response. The functional intracellular status of micronutrients involved in cell metabolism is evaluated by manipulation of the individual micronutrients in the media followed by mitogenic stimulation and measurement of DNA synthesis.

How will you manage your health and the aging process?

your goal of optimizing-your health is to facilitate the prevention and early detection/ diagnosis of deficiency and disease.

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient testing offers the most accurate, scientifically proven method of assessing nutritional deficiencies.

Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

  • Do you find yourself feeling stressed, tired and maybe a little depressed?
  • Do you take prescription medicines to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, but wonder why the condition exists at all?
  • Do you want to boost your immune system now, to may prevent chronic disease later?

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What is Micronutrient Testing?

Micronutrient testing measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your patients’ white blood cells. Micronutrient tests measure the function of nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.

Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies. Correlating micronutrient deficiencies not only slows aging and degenerative disease progression, it can also prevent as well as repair cellular dysfunction, and by extension, disease.

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.

What results will I see?

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.

Click Here To View A Sample Report

Causes of deficiencies can be:
  • Depression
  • Lack of physical energy  and mental focus
  • Broad chronic conditions
Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper
Amino Acids
  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine
Fatty Acids
  • Oleic Acid
Antioxidants
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E
Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Chromium
  • Fructose Sensitivity
  • Glucose-Insulin Metabolism
Metabolites
  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine

SPECTROX
For Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEX™
Immune Response Score

 

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Micronutrient test: $420.00 – 20 minute review of your lab results.

How Fast Are You Aging?

Telomeres are at the end cap of each Chromosome where your DNA genetic information is- A window to your cellular aging.  Shorter Telomeres imply your cellular age. Telomeres are affected By many things including Stress, Unhealthy social life, diet, Over exercising, lack of sleep to name  a few.

**Studies have shown that short telomere is associated with Risk of CVD, cancer. Testing telomere may be a useful biomarker for Risk assessment.

How do you measure Telomere Length? 

Scores are calculated  from the white blood cells / T- Lymphocytes-  based on the average sample of the American population in the same age group. The higher the telomere score, the “ younger” the cell. An above average score is desirable.

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Does Diet affect on the length of the telomere?

Yes, diets high in unhealthy fat, processed foods, and/or sugar will affect the telomere. Intermittent fasting has shown to improve the score

Are lifestyle modifications helpful?

Yes –  these include the following factors: Ideal body weight, Fat percentage, sleep, anaerobic and resistance exercise, stress reduction, tobacco and recreational drugs and increased intake of alcohol.

How to reduce the rate of Cellular aging?

Reduce oxidative stress by reducing all the risk factors:

  • Reduce oxidative stress
  • Correct micronutrient deficiencies, especially vitamin D
  • Change sedentary lifestyle/increase physical activity
  • Avoid weight gain or obesity
  • Correct insulin resistance

Telomere Testing – $390.00

Includes 20 minute review and recommendations

Telomeres are specialized DNA “caps”. They act as the aging clock in every cell and, therefore play a vital role in preserving the information in our genome. Stress, unhealthy food choices and lifestyle can damage and shorten the length and may affect health and longevity.

**Set your clock right!

Lipoprotein Particle Testing™

Do Cholesterol Numbers Really Assess

Cardiovascular Risk? Lipoprotein Particle Numbers Tell the Story

LPP™ Testing is essential to identifying at-risk patients

Up to 50 percent of those who have suffered heart attacks had “normal” cholesterol numbers. How can the large discrepancy between accurate diagnosis and standard cholesterol testing be prevented? Simply by testing the LDL (low density lipoprotein) particle numbers using the Lipoprotein Particle Profile™ (LPP™) from SpectraCell Laboratories.

 


LPP Plus

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • hs-CRP
  • Homocysteine
  • Apolipoprotein A-1
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Insulin

LPP Basic

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Lipoprotein (a)
Cholesterol Measuring along does not provide the complete picture and can be misleading
Size/Density and number of particles determine your health risk

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Overview of lipoprotein particles and cholesterol

Cholesterol testing has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease classified as HDL (good) or LDL (bad). However, it is actually the lipoprotein particles that carry the cholesterol throughout the body, not necessarily the cholesterol within them, that are responsible for key steps in plaque production and the resulting development of cardiovascular disease.

Approximately 50 percent of people suffering from heart attacks have shown “normal” cholesterol numbers (NHLBI – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

Now there is an advanced cholesterol testing technology which accurately measures both the density and number of lipoprotein particles. This test is the Lipoprotein Particle Profile™, or LPP™, from SpectraCell Laboratories.

Measuring the lipoprotein subgroups is the only way to evaluate new risk factors, which is crucial for an accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk – according to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).

 

NCEP Risk Factors:

  • Small, dense LDL: these atherogenic particles are easily oxidized and penetrate the arterial endothelium to form plaque
  • Lp(a): this small, dense LDL is involved in thrombosis
  • RLP (Remnant Lipoprotein): is very atherogenic, has a similar composition and density of plaque, is believed to be a building block of plaque and does not need to be oxidized like other LDL particle
  • HDL2b: positively correlates with heart health because it is an indicator of how well excess lipids are removed

 

Why is it important to know lipoprotein numbers?

Cardiovascular risk increases with a higher LDL particle count. With a higher non-HDL lipoprotein count the probability of particle penetration of the arterial wall rises, regardless of the total amount of cholesterol contained in each particle. On average, the typical particle contains 50 percent cholesterol.

More than 30 percent of the population has cholesterol-depleted LDL, a condition in which a patient’s cholesterol may be “normal” but their lipoprotein particle number, and hence their actual risk, could be much higher than expected. This is especially common in persons whose triglycerides are high or HDL is low. In the population with a cholesterol-depleted LDL, there can be up to a 40 percent error in risk assessment.

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LPP Testing – $250.00

Test includes:

  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Lipid Panel, including Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides

**You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected

The most advanced test available to predict heart disease risk, much more so than standard cholesterol testing. It is the number and density (size) of Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol that provides a better picture of cardiac risk. LPP measures the lipoprotein particles directly giving a more precise evaluation of their size.

GI Map

Gi Map is an easy At-Home DNA stool test. The panel is a Comprehensive Collection of immune, digestive and microbial markers. In addition, it screens for all pathogenic, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi, viruses and parasites.

Placing Order:

After you order a test kit, getting and completing the test is your responsibility.

The At-Home DNA stool test only requires 1 day and 1 sample which will be sent to your door. 🙂

GI Map Stool test:

$500.00 – GI Map w/ Zonulin add on – 35 minute review of results and recommendation.

The GI-Map  uses multiplex, automated DNA analysis and a list of FDA cleared pathogens to detect and identify GI microbial Nucleic acids and validate pathogens that cause colitis or gastroenteritis, intestinal permeability, Microsporidia (which are a group of spore-forming unicellular parasites.), and inflammations related to microbes.

LEAP

Food Sensitivities: An Under-Diagnosed Source of Inflammation & Symptoms.

Food-induced inflammation is so relevant to the health of so many patients, that its importance cannot be overstated. Food sensitivities represent an important source of inflammation in chronic inflammatory conditions such as:

  • Irritable bowel
  • Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Attention deficit
  • Hyperactivity
  • Obesity
  • Many other challenging conditions
  • Wellness

Fully addressing sensitivities can produce a major improvement in outcomes, especially in your treatment-resistant patients.

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MRT®: The Best Way to Identify Hidden Inflammatory Foods

Food sensitivity reactions may be delayed by hours or even days after ingestion.

Food sensitivities are dose-related. This means a small or moderate amount of a reactive food may not cause any noticeable symptoms, but a larger amount does. Or perhaps when you eat 2-3 moderately reactive foods at the same time, you get symptoms. But if you ate only 1 of those foods you would not.

Why MRT® is the Gold Standard for Food Sensitivity Testing:

MRT® is a functional “endpoint” test, meaning it measures and quantifies the endpoint of all inflammation generating sensitivity pathways – mediator release from white blood cells.

Aside from the fact that most food sensitivity blood tests have very limited clinical value, thus eating plans based upon them will also have limited clinical value, for the vast majority of patients, ROTATION DIETS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW. Therefore, patient compliance is typically poor, and outcomes are less than optimal. Rotation diets, though effective, are not the best way to maximize outcomes. So what is The LEAP eating plan?

What Do Results Show?

It is the most test (sensitivity 94.5% & specificity 91.7%) and the most comprehensive test available for determining food sensitivities and has helped thousands of people identify their triggers and put an end to their suffering.

Research has shown that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic depression, and many other conditions have higher than normal levels of these mediators circulating throughout their bodies. For many, the “trigger” that causes the mediators to be released can be linked to foods or chemicals in their diet.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Migraine:
Urticaria/Hives:
Eczema:
ADD/ADHD:
GERD:
Inflammatory Arthritis:
Fibromyalgia:
Chronic Fatigue:

5-7 days
7-10 days
5-8 days
5-7 days
5-7 days
5-7 days
7-14 days
14-21 days
14-21 days

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LEAP Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan:

LEAP is so much more than just a computer generated rotation diet based on the results of a blood test. It is a complete system of developing a healthy, anti-inflammatory eating plan for each patient.

  • LEAP maximizes the value of the information MRT® provides
  • Incorporates the patient’s history
  • Includes the patient’s food preferences
  • Is easier to follow
  • And gets greater patient buy-in and adherence and consistently produces the best outcomes in the shortest time

LEAP dietary care provides the opportunity to get the maximum benefit from your testing. If you want the best, you can have it with LEAP. LEAP has helped thousands of patients across the country turn years of suffering into a bright, happy, healthy future, free of the symptoms that once seemed an inescapable part of life. Even world-class athletes have used LEAP to help them be their absolute best.

LEAP Into Better Health by choosing one of the options below:

OPTION A – $695.00

30 minute consult reviewing test interpretation of lab results to implement a plan on your own.

OPTION B – $945.00

Initial consultation with two 30 minutes follow-ups with in-depth lab interpretation and personalized supplement and diet intervention recommendations.

OPTION C – $1200.00

Initial 90 minute consultation to review materials and assessment and food recommendations with three 30 minute follow-ups to review food diary and add appropriate foods based on signs and symptoms.

What You Get (Besides gaining your health back and feeling incredible 🙂Each online lab test purchased includes:

  • MRT LEAP blood test of  170 most common foods and food chemicals. Results provided within 2-3 weeks of blood draw.
  • 50 page LEAP booklet with test information with in-depth information on common and hidden sources of reactive foods, additives and chemicals, reactive food alternatives, and more!
  • Laminated wallet-sized card listing your reactive foods for quick reference