Oxidative Stress 2.0, Blood-Genova Kit (DO NOT USE)

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: Yes - 12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 7-10 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Test cannot be run on patients less than 2 years of age

Description: The Oxidative Stress Analysis 2.0 nutritional test utilizes a blood sample in order to evaluate the body's oxidative stress status and antioxidant reserve. This nutritional test can help practitioners identify underlying causes and perpetuating factors for many clinical disorders and help to customize specific treatment programs.

Oxidative stress testing is used to assess equilibrium between oxidative damage and antioxidant reserve. It is necessary to address the reserve capacity that provides protection, the enzymes that quench the free radicals, and evaluate the damage that free radical production has already caused.

In the course of normal human activity energy production, detoxification of pollutants and immunologic defense mechanisms, free radicals are produced. These free radicals are unstable molecules that can extract an electron from a neighboring molecule, causing damage in the process. Unchecked free radical production accelerates the pathogenesis of human disease and aging. These free radicals are counter-balanced by the anti-oxidants present in our foods (and supplements). Dietary antioxidants (such as proanthocyanidins found in blueberries and bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits), as well as the antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase andglutathione peroxidase, provide critical protection against free radical damage. Oxidative stress results when this delicate pro-oxidant/antioxidant equilibriumis disrupted in favor of the pro-oxidant (free radical) state.

Analytes Reported:
Glutathione, Peroxidase
Lipid Peroxides
Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Total Antioxidant Capacity, TAC