SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing

Vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system, leaving us more susceptible to chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. 

SpectraCell's exclusive Micronutrient Test is a comprehensive nutritional analysis of the body's intracellular function. It measures more than 30 selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients within your white blood cells.

This analysis can reveal a person's functional nutritional status average over a much longer period of time than conventional static serum testing, so it provides you with a more meaningful measurement than any other nutritional testing

 Micronutrient Sample Test Results

 

BUT I EAT A BALANCED DIET, EXERCISE AND TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN...

Many people lead healthy lifestyles, 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 of another.

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

Ageing
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. 

Did you know that the Washington Capitals hockey team uses this testing to improve their performance?

 

Pricing

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Please note: Medicare is only accepted for SpectraCell testing if it is the patient's primary insurance. It is the responsibility of the patient to notify their doctor prior to testing, as the doctor's name must be provided on the patient's requisition form for Medicare approval.

 

We offer SpectraCell Micronutrient testing on Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm by appointment only.  
Call us at 703.430.8883 to schedule your appointment.

  If you live outside the area but want to have SpectraCell testing done, please call us. We may be able to arrange your blood draw at another site, and we are available for over-the-phone nutritional consultations.