Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires at home collection and a blood draw.Fasting Required:
Yes 10-12 hrsNote: Result turn around 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.Specimen:
Blood or UrineIt is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.Special Instructions:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only
Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders. In addition, certain medicines may impact test results [e.g. adrenal steroids including corticosteroids, aminoglycoside antibiotics, amphetamines, antihistamines, cephalosporin-C and cephamycins (e.g. Cefoxitin), cimetidine (Tagamet), fibrates (e.g. Ciprofibrate), penicillin or
D-penicillamine, phenothiazine derivatives, and
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim)]. Let your physician know about your use of these medications. Do not change use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.
4 Days before the test discontinue all of the following (unless instructed otherwise by your physician): Non-essential medications including acetaminophen and over-the-counter cold remedies; any vitamins, minerals,
amino acids, and herbal supplements taken regularly–including enhanced
sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters.
2 days before the test: (unless instructed otherwise by your physician)
Discontinue creatine, alpha-ketoglutarate, and malic acid supplements, as well as citrate, malate, or orotate forms of minerals.
24 hrs before the test: Avoid eating or drinking any products containing
aspartame (Nutra-Sweet, Equal, Spoonful) and monosodium glutamate(MSG), and avoid over-consuming any single food. Otherwise, eat your usual diet. Limit fluid intake to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid over a 24 hour period.
Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period.
• Do not discard powder or liquid in tubes.
• Avoid contact of the eyes or skin with the powder or liquid in tube. For contact with eyes, wash thoroughly for 15 minutes. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
• Do not inhale or ingest powder or liquid. For accidental ingestion, contact your healthcare provider at once.Results:
14-21 Business DaysDescription:
The NutrEval Profile consists of:
Metabolic Analysis measuring 39 key organic acids to evaluate gastrointestinal function,cellular energy production, neurotransmitter processing, and functional need for vitamins,minerals, and co-factors.
Amino Acid analysis measuring 38 amino acids to evaluate dietary protein adequacy,digestion, absorption, amino acid transport, metabolic impairments, and nutritional deficits;including essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acid assessment measures the levels of fatty acids in red blood cell membranes that affect cellular communication and the inflammatory cascade.
Elemental Analysis in red blood cells is a reliable means to identify short-term toxic metal exposure and to evaluate intracellular nutrient mineral status.
Oxidative Stress Analysis is a sensitive tool to evaluate the body’s
anti-oxidant reserves, the presence of oxidative injury, and CoQ10.