Spectracell Micronutrient Test
Best Test for Nutritional Status & Health
Spectracell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring 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, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body 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.
Spectracell Micronutrient Testing
Looking for that missing piece to finally reach your personal health goal?
Welcome to Spectracell Micronutrient Testing
Time to move away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to an targeted Personalized Diet and Supplement Plan.
You are unique – and so is your diet and supplement regime.
Knowing this, your body requires specific micronutrients to do certain functions.
Spectracell’s Micronutrient Testing offers the most accurate, scientifically proven method of assessing nutritional deficiencies.
Can’t lose weight? You need enough Carnitine, lipoic acid, and specific B vitamins to burn fat and lose weight.
Have uncontrollable sugar cravings? You many be low in chromium, lipoic acid or glutamine.
Tired all the time? You need enough COQ10, magnesium, Carnitine, and may even be Fructose Intolerant (which depletes your energy production).
Feeling bloated, have gas and abdominal distention? You need enough zinc, vitamin A, and Choline for proper gastrointestinal health.
These are just some of the conditions Spectracell Micronutrient Testing helps with.
Spectracell Micronutrient Testing helps with: ADHD, asthma, allergies, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, depression, diabetes, hormone imbalance, headaches, hypertension, hypothyroidism, inflammation, insomnia, osteoporosis, sports nutrition, testosterone.(and more)
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test includes:
for Total Antioxidant Function
Immune Response Score
SpectraCell’s Tests Are More Advanced Than Other Laboratory Tests
Before the introduction of our tests, many diagnostic and risk assessments were based on clinical observation and measurements of static levels of certain nutrients in serum. Static serum levels are not always representative indicators for assessing cell metabolism and utilization.
Spectracell Micronutrient Testing offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in overall health and wellness of your patients. Our tests measure the biochemical function of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, providing a powerful clinical assessment tool for your practice.
Our panels are designed to provide you with the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. As the only lab that can offer a truly functional intracellular testing, SpectraCell also provides you with targeted nutrient repletion recommendations for the deficiencies identified.
SpectraCell’s Patented Technology
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.
The same technology also provides a total antioxidant function test (SPECTROX™) which assesses the ability of cells to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Due to the considerable number of cellular antioxidants with extensive interactions, redundancies, repair and recharging capabilities, measuring total function is the most accurate and clinically useful way to assess your clients’ capacity to resist oxidative damage.
Since lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow and stored in the peripheral locations for long periods of time (the average life span of a lymphocyte is approximately four to six months), SpectraCell’s measurements provide a powerful portrait of each patients’ long-term nutrient status. This is analogous to the use of a glycosylated hemoglobin test to evaluate blood glucose levels over a one to three month period.
Interpreting Test Results
SpectraCell provides easy-to-read test reports for the clinician and the client. We’ve incorporated numerical and graphic representations for each result, and we offer repletion suggestions based on each patient’s deficiencies. We’ve included easy-to-understand supplement information that explains the role of each nutrient found deficient, deficiency symptoms, how to obtain that nutrient in food and toxicity and RDI standards for adults.
IMMUNIDEX™ Immune Response Score – A unique Clinical Tool
A patient’s IMMUNIDEX™ score is one measurement to evaluate a person’s cell-mediated immune system performance. Specifically, it measures T-cell lymphocyte proliferation. Since immune function is a systemic measure of general health, a higher IMMUNIDEX™ score is generally desired since it means a person can respond efficiently not only to exogenous threats such as pathogens or allergens, but also to endogenous threats like tumors. The immune system, comprised of both cell-mediated (Th1) and humoral (Th2) components, when balanced and performing optimally, affords us critical protection and promotes health and wellness.
Micronutrient deficiencies will undermine a person’s immune function, and thus lower the IMMUNIDEX™. Since the highly complex immune system is dependent on the intracellular availability of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, correcting specific micronutrient deficiencies typically raises the IMMUNIDEX™ and contributes to tangible clinical benefits, such as reduced infections and may assist in achieving Th1/Th2 balance.
There is no additional charge for this calculated test result. Ordering instructions are the same – same kit, same blood draw instructions.
Easy-to-read, comprehensive test results are returned within three weeks.
Each report provides a scientific analysis of your clients’ nutritional deficiencies.
Be Proactive, NOT Reactive.
Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom. Today, individuals are looking for way to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness.
Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough. Each person’s body is unique in its own way. Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.