Male Hormone Plus Salivary Test Kit

Male Hormone Plus Salivary Test Kit

The Male Hormone Salivary Test Kit is a noninvasive salivary assessment of the daily circadian activity (i.e., how levels vary throughout an entire day) of bioavailable testosterone. The profile provides insights into a wide range of disorders, from reduced libido and muscle mass to cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, obesity, mood swings and osteoporosis. Click here for more information.

For a more complete analysis or if you would like additional information about how stress and/or sleep imbalances may be impacting testosterone levels, the Male Hormones Plus profile includes circadian analyses of cortisol and melatonin and an assay of DHEA. Besides being a precursor to testosterone, DHEA appears to play a key role in allowing testosterone to do its job throughout the body; knowing your DHEA levels can be critical to formulating an efficient action plan to correct any underling imbalances in testosterone activity.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

Toxic Element Clearance Profile — plus 900 mg DMSA

Toxic Element Clearance Profile — plus 900 mg DMSA

This test measures urinary excretion of toxic metals, including ‘classic’ toxics such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. Evidence suggests that chronic toxic element exposure can adversely affect energy levels, reproductive function, cancer risk, degenerative conditions, neurological development and function, respiratory, cardiac, liver and immune function as well as cognitive and emotional health.

This is an ideal test for people suspected of toxic element/heavy metal exposure.

The following heavy metals are included in this test:

Aluminum Antimony Arsenic
Barium Bismuth Cadmium
Cesium Gadolinium Gallium
Lead Mercury Nickel
Niobium Platinum Rubidium
Thallium Thorium Tin
Tungsten Uranium

 

This test requires a 24 hour urine collection and can be done at home or one the road (women note, the urine sample should not be taken during menses). Often, two Toxic Element Clearance Profiles are completed on back-to-back days. The first, called the Pre-test, involves collecting the urine for 24 hours. The second test, called the Post-test, involves collecting the urine after the administration of a “challenge” agent (such as DMSA). Combined these two tests provide an accurate measure of current and chronic toxin exposure.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

Rhythm Salivary Hormone Test Kit

Rhythm Salivary Hormone Test Kit

Rhythm is a comprehensive salivary assessment of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone spanning a full 28 day period. Imbalances revealed I this profile can help identify the root causes of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, endometriosis, breast cancer, menstrual irregularities, mood swings, decreased sex drive, osteoporosis and obesity.

Rhythm is the test of choice for both menstruating and perimenopausal women not currently taking supplemental hormones.

A comprehensive version, Rhythm Plus, includes a circadian analysis of cortisol, melatonin and DHEA to provide more information about how the stress response and sleep imbalances may be impacting these hormone variations.

If you are menopausal or post-menopausal, a better testing option would be the Menopause Profile or the Menopause Plus Profile.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

Micronutrient Test

Micronutrient Test

Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms that vitamin deficiencies are associated with disease processes and the overall condition of one’s health. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The Micronutrient Test measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells. This is a functional test of nutritional need, which means it tells us how much of any given nutrient you need based on your current health, in addition to what you are currently taking.

Performing this test will allow us to formulate a customized supplementation plan to address your exact needs. This test is also a great way to determine if you are taking too many vitamins or minerals and can cut back on supplementation.

ARE YOU GETTING THE NUTRIENT YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL WELLNESS, CONTRIBUTION TO CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGE THE AGING PROCESS?   Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes.

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Standard test results do not measure if the nutrient is properly functioning within the body. You may be deficient in some vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other essential micronutrients and not even know it.

Many people work at improving their health, yet some individuals still have deficiencies.  Why?

Biochemical Individuality
Because each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique, the micronutrient requirements for one person may be quite different than the requirements for another.

Absorption
Although you may eat a balanced diet, if you do not absorb vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other essential micronutrients properly, you will have deficiencies.

Chronic Illness
Health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fatigue and multiple sclerosis, to name a few, can be affected, directly or indirectly, by micronutrient deficiencies.

Aging
Our micronutrient requirements at age 30 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond.  Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age.

Lifestyle
Excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands.

SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing is the only test that takes all the above factors and many others into consideration to identify your nutrient status.  With this information, specific deficiencies that could negatively influence your health may be corrected.

Micronutrient Testing Sample Results

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.

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This test includes analyses of the following nutrients:

VITAMINS
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
ANTIOXIDANT
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Coenzyme Q10
Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium
Vitamin E
SPECTROX
for Total
Antioxidant Function
CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM
Chromium
Fructose Sensitivity
Glucose-Insulin Metabolism
FATTY ACIDS
Oleic Acid
METABOLITES
Choline
Inositol
Carnitine

A blood draw is required to complete this test; if you do not have a blood draw site near you, click here to locate one in your area.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

If a blood draw is not possible or desirable, a Metabolic Profile or Metabolic Profile Plus Fatty Acid Bloodspot can provide useful information to determine not only your nutritional status, but other factors and underlying metabolic imbalances.

Metabolic Profile

Metabolic Profile

This profile provides a comprehensive look at the nutritional factors that could be preventing you from reaching your health goals. It provides a complete overview of many aspects of your metabolism and provides information we can use to design a customized supplement program for you. This test requires a single urine specimen and provides valuable information about:

  • Vitamin and mineral insufficiencies
  • Amino acid insufficiencies
  • Oxidative damage and antioxidant status
  • Detoxification
  • Neurotransmitter imbalances
  • Energy production
  • Methylation status
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 sufficiency markers
  • Dysbiosis

This test is especially useful for those that suffer from any of the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • Weight loss issues
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Muscle/nerve disorders
  • Memory issues
  • Mental, emotional or behavior problems
  • Detoxification imbalances
  • Chemical/environmental sensitivities
  • Headaches/brain fog
  • Gastrointestinal issues

The results of this test will tell us your exact nutritional needs in the areas addressed, which can help us design a specific nutritional program to help you achieve your health goals.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

If you’d like more comprehensive testing that includes an assessment of key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as trans fatty acids, consider completing the Metabolic Profile plus Fatty Acid Bloodspot test instead. The Metabolic Profile plus Fatty Acid Bloodspot is indicated if you are experiencing inflammation, if you take statin medications or fish oil supplements, have decreased immune function, would like an assessment of your overall omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acid levels or if more comprehensive testing is desired.