Understanding how your body is absorbing nutrients and what nutrients you are deficient in, determines a healthy or jeopardized immune system. Each person’s make-up is different, though similar nutrient levels are required to maintain ideal health. Our bodies need vitamins and minerals to function optimally. SpectraCell Micronutrient live blood testing gives you a road-map outlining your absorption and deficiencies, which science has overwhelming evidence, showing deficiencies are associated with inflammation and chronic disease, therefore affecting physical and mental health, and ultimately, your quality of life.
SpectraCell’s Advanced Testing Menu
An innovative assessment of a patient’s intracellular nutritional status. 34 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants are evaluated.
HORMONE AND THYROID TESTING
Comprehensive male and female hormone test panels are offered. Both end-point steroid hormones as well as precursor hormones are included so the precise place of imbalance in the complicated hormonal cascade can be pinpointed. Thyroid hormones directly regulate every cell in our body as most basic functions like metabolism, emotions and thinking. We also test several proteins that affect thyroid function as well as antibodies to thyroid which can detect autoimmunity (when the immune system attacks healthy tissue) and your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
CARDIOMETABOLIC AND PRE-DIABETES TESTING
SpectraCell Laboratories offers a complete CardioMetabolic Panel to measure risk of heart disease and diabetes. The new panel, which includes SpectraCell’s advanced Lipoprotein Particle ProfileTM , reports several clinically relevant biomarkers in three areas: (1) Glycemic control (2) Lipid Metabolism and (3) Vascular Inflammation. Each patient is given a pre-diabetic risk score ranging from 1-8 depending on their results.
How fast are you aging? Assess your biological age with Telomere Testing by measuring the length of your telomeres in relation to your age.
Is your cardiovascular treatment strategy best for your specific genetic composition? Apolipoprotein E Genotyping determines your genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. Results of this test have important implications in the treatment strategies for patients in reducing cardiovascular risk.
SpectraCell’s MTHFR Genotyping determines an individual’s genetic risk associated with the MTHFR gene. Results of this test have important implications in the treatment strategies for patients in reducing risk.
FACTOR V LEIDEN AND PROTHROMBIN
Genotyping indicate whether a person has an increased likelihood of forming blood clots (thrombosis). Presence of either gene increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis, and may also provide useful information on heart attack risk.