Nutrition Lab Testing

MRT – The Mediator Release Test

Nutrition Lab Testing

As a Certified LEAP Therapist, I use an advanced test called the Mediator Release Test (MRT) for food sensitivities. The MRT is a patented blood test from Oxford Biomedical Technologies, Inc. that indirectly quantifies how strongly the immune cells react to the foods and food chemicals tested. When released from immune cells, inflammatory chemical mediators such as histamine, cytokines, and prostaglandins can produce damaging effects on body tissues, leading to the development of symptoms. MRT shows an individual’s inflammatory immune response to 170 common foods and food chemicals/additives. Results are presented in a graphic format showing low reactive, moderately reactive, and highly reactive foods and chemicals/additives. Unlikeother food sensitivity tests, the MRT accounts for both type 3 and the more common type 4 pathways. The Elisa IgG, another common test for food sensitivities, can only detect the Type 3, which covers only about 25% of food sensitivity reactions.

Medical conditions where inflammation caused by food sensitivities can play a role include but are not limited to:

  • IBS/Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Eczema/Rosacea/Psoriasis
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Bloating and Weight Imbalances
  • Migraine Headaches, Joint Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Disease (rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, celiac disease, hashimoto’s, lupus)
  • FPIES
  • ADHD/ADD

Learn more about the MRT test here.

Spectracell Micronutrient Testing:

This comprehensive blood test will analyze 35 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids at the cell level that are actually functioning in your body, not just whether or not they fall within an arbitrary “normal” range. This gives us the most accurate analysis of your body’s deficiencies over a 6 month period of time and allows us to correct those that may be impairing your health. ​The test also evaluates your immune function and carbohydrate metabolism (glucose/insulin response). 

Conditions that would benefit from Micronutrient testing: 

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Migraine / headaches
  • Women’s Health-PCOS, Fertility

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test includes:

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

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

SPECTROX

for Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEX

Immune Response Score

           Covid-19 UPDATE 

 

As the situation continues to evolve regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, we have transitioned all nutrition appointments to secure video calls until further notice.  

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