SpectraCell Sample Report
The SpectraCell MicroNutrient Test is a next generation blood test for measuring specific
vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients within an individual's white blood cells
It is the gold standard for this type of test.
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SpectraCell’s tests are more clinically useful than standard serum tests. Standard tests only
measure static quantities of vitamins and minerals present in serum, primarily reflecting dietary intake. But, with
our patented technology, we assess long-term intracellular requirements using each patient’s lymphocytes. Under a
variety of nutrient depletion conditions, we measure the growth response of these cells to mitogenic stimulation.
This determines functional intracellular deficiencies, which might not be detected by standard serum tests, and
provides a powerful clinical assessment tool.
A functional deficiency encompasses any of the factors that reduce the efficacy of a nutrient.
Thus, a given nutrient may be present, but it may not be properly activated, appropriately localized or have
sufficient cofactors to function at a normal level of activity. No matter what the cause, the result will be a
defect in the biochemical pathways that depend upon that nutrient for optimal function. A deficient or defective
pathway may operate at a sub-optimal level for many months, or even years, before a clinical symptom becomes
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