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Testing and Labs

At My Nutrition Zone additional functional medicine labs are recommended
to get the results needed for treating certain conditions.

 

Functional Medicine Labs

The following are a few of the tests that are helpful:

Spectracell Micronutrient Test:
This test measures functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites. The body needs these micro nutrients to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. This test provides the basis of a personalized, functional approach in addressing a broad variety of clinical conditions including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders, metabolic disorders and micronutrient deficiencies.
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SpectraCell's Micronutrient test includes:
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Folate
Pantothenate
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
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Spectracell Cardiometabolic Panel:

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)
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Thyroid - Comprehensive Panel:
THYROID HORMONES
Free T3
Free T4
Total T4
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Anti-TG (Antibodies to Thyroglobulin) – If Anti-TG are present in significant amounts, this suggests an abnormal immune response against your own body, also called autoimmunity.
Anti-TPO (Antibodies to Thyroperoxidase) – is an enzyme that initiates the synthesis of T4. Antibodies to TPO indicate autoimmunity where the body is attacking normal proteins in the blood People with anti-TPO have a higher chance of developing hypothyroidism that those who do not have antibodies to TPO.
TBG (Thyroid Binding Globulin) is useful in diagnosing the reason behind abnormal thyroid hormone levels.

Metabolic Efficiency Testing

The metabolic efficiency point (MEP) evaluates the body's efficiency at using fat as a fuel during exercise. This test is specifically designed for those athletes looking to monitor and improve their metabolic efficiency. It will identify the crossover point and help define energy requirements during extensive endurance training and racing.
Contact UC Davis Sportsmedicine Phone: 916-734-6805.