The Laboratory Education Page . . .
Spectracell are not typical tests run in a physician's office. Also, it appears that it is the integrative medicine field that entertains the use of these tests more frequently than other more traditional fields of thought. The tests are often used to provide additional objective information that can be used with food diaries and computerized nutritional analysis to narrow down a deficiency area or a problematic food . They are not part of a typical consulting experience, but available for the patient if desired or recommended.
Basic Overview of Spectracell and What They Have to Offer in the Assessment Phase and in Designing a Supplement Plan
Spectracell's Nutritional Panel-the perfect companion to a food history or computerized food analysis
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.
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.
Compare the findings of the commonly used food diary even with computerized analysis with the findings of this blood test. It adds a layer of specificity in personalizing a nutritional plan based on biochemical individuality.
I would like to introduce a new lab service functional in most parts of Michigan that will pick up everyday labs that may be needed. While I attempt to work with physicians and obtain labs from the primary care office, this is an option for me to order labs that are needed for our work together or for informed patients who would like to order their own labs and just come to me for medical nutrition interpretation with needed interventions.
Ulta Labs is online at: https://www.ultalabtest.com/nutritionalsynergykathyshattler See the box below for more information.
Ulta Lab Services
Ulta is a self-service lab. Patients may order their own tests or I may order the test and interpret it nutritionally for you. My private lab consultation page is located at https://www.ultalabtests.com/nutritionalsynergykathyshattler
Periodically, the lab runs specials on popular tests such as vitamin D or an anemia panel. Check this page for specials.
To get a test ordered from me, contact me on my "contact" form or, if you sign up for any consultation labs may or may not be recommended to uncover a potential problem or to check on supplement safety.
Supplement safety, you say..?? Example: Say you are taking nicotinic acid instead of a statin medication. Were you aware that you liver enzymes still need to be monitored on the same schedule as a statin drug?? Yes. Above all, do no harm. All clinicians take this oath. I can at the very least, advise my clients on how to be safe with supplements and sometimes that may mean a lab test.
Ulta does not replace Spectracell and is not a micronutrient testing lab.
ULTA LAB SPECIALS
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Why order confidentially online?
Confidential lab testing puts you in charge of who sees your health information before it become part of your permanent record. So, before you think about switching jobs, buying life insurance or changing health insurance policies, it may save you money and embarrassment in the long run to know what your health risks are or what that drug screen may say about you.
Choose who interprets your lab tests and where you want them to go before your health and permanent records cost you money and your health. Take charge. Be in control. And, I am here to help you with any nutritional labs you may have questions about!
Your Online Nutritionist,
Kathryn Shattler, BS, MS, RDN
May is Arthritis & Osteoporosis Awareness Month
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. It is the cause of at least 2 million broken bones and over $19 billion in related costs every year.
Doctors check labs for indicators of presence of these diseases. They may order tests associated with inflammation, presence of antibodies, a complete blood count, liver enzymes, sedimentation rate and/or vitamin D levels. And, when was the last time you had a bone density done?
Too many of us just run our bodies into the dust when they need to be cared for like a well-oiled machine. Don't wait to break a hip to find out you have low bone density or suffer with the pain of arthritis when there are ways to treat the inflammation and the pain.
Take control of your life!
SpectraCell Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body's deficiencies.
Food Intake Diary - filled out prior to any Spectracell testing.Choosing to do Spectracell is an optional add- on to using a food diary and does form an extra layer of objective information to the food logs as well as catching those deficiencies not well caught on a food diary.
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Testing sites available throughout Michigan, and, just recently, in Lansing, MI. Just put your zip-code into box located on home page and find your closest draw site.
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