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      540 Oak Centre Dr,
      Suite 114
      San Antonio, TX 78258

      Micronutrient & Telomere Testing

      Micronutrient & Telomere Testing

      SpectraCell's Telomere Test is the window to your true cellular age. This advanced test measures the length of your telomeres - the endcaps of your DNA. Studies have shown a direct link to telomere length, cardiovascular health and the aging process.

       

      Benefits of Telomere Testing

       

      Background

      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. This body of research has been reaffirmed by the Journal of the American Medical Association (June 19, 2002-Vol 287, No 23).

      Micronutrient Testing from SpectraCell Laboratories

      SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc. is a CLIA accredited clinical laboratory that specializes in micronutrient testing. This patented process resulted from 18 years of research at the University of Texas. The micronutrient tests measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your patients' white blood cells. These tests allow nutritional assessment of your patients for a broad variety of clinical conditions including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders, metabolic disorders and micronutrient deficiencies. Also offered by SpectraCell is a specialized profile of homocysteine, lipids and proteins to assess cardiovascular risk.

      SpectraCell's Tests Are More Advanced Than other Laboratory Tests

      Before the introduction of the our tests, many diagnosis 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's 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 those vitamins and minerals found to be deficient.

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      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 patients' 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 patient. 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.

      Adequate and Deficient Values Chart

      Clinical Applications

      Identifying the right patient is simple. Our diagnostic profiles offer a window to the cell that can provide improved healthcare for all patients. However, the potential for clinical benefit is particularly evident in these patient groups:

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      DISEASE THERAPY AND MANAGEMENT: Diagnose and treat nutritional risk factors that contribute to the therapy/management of many degenerative disease conditions.

      FAMILY HISTORY: Provide prevention measures for patients with family history of common chronic disease conditions.

      HIGH RISK GROUPS: Certain high risk groups are more susceptible to vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies that can affect treatment outcomes and overall health.

      PROACTIVE RISK ASSESSMENT: Provide customized prevention by early detection of nutritional deficiencies for proactive patients.

      CHALLENGING CASES: Gain insight into generalized complaints with no apparent specific disease source and to provide treatment options based on biochemical individuality.

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      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
      Zinc
      Copper

      Amino Acids
      Asparagine
      Glutamine
      Serine
      Antioxidants
      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

      Our Location

      The Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center
      540 Oak Centre Dr, Suite 114
      San Antonio, TX 78258
      Phone: (210) 338-8228

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