Free Radical Test

Free Radical Test

Highlight: A technological breakthrough Free Radical Test using a urine sample to measure the level of free radical stress in the body.

Functional Assessment of: Levels of Free Radicals in the body.  An excess of free radicals over a period of time lead to chronic diseases including cancer, cell damage and faster aging. When free radicals oxidize fat, oxidized byproducts such as MDA (Malondialdehyde) are produced and excreted through the urine. Free Radical Screening detects the level of oxidative stress within the body and can determine if a patient needs greater antioxidant intake.

Indicated for those who: wish to prevent cellular breakdown and risk of cancer

The results of this test are available shortly after your test.

Common Causes of Free Radical Damage:

  • Heavy metals and petrochemicals from the environment and in our foods
  • Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
  • Fried oils and fats
  • Radiation (X-rays, UVA, UVB)
  • Viruses, yeast, and bacteria in the system
  • Low dietary intake of anti-oxidants
  • Physical and emotional stress

The frequency for the Free Radical Test varies with each individual. If an individual test color is in the high free radical range, the person should begin or increase antioxidant supplementation and retest at least twice a month until free radical activity has been reduced. The Free Radical Test should be taken once a month thereafter.

Fee Schedule:

45

Consult: 98 Additional to Test Fee

(It is recommended to have a consult with this visit, to counsel you )


PATIENT PREPARATION ( for all urinalysis):

  • First morning urine is most optimal
    The specific gravity of the sample should be between 1.015-1.020 for optimal results
    Patient Preparation : 24 hrs before test
    It is helpful to consume chicken or turkey for tryptophan assists indicant test
    Eliminate the use of salt as much as possible
    Eliminate all nutritional supplements
    Eliminate iodine and bile supplements as they may cause false positives in the indican bowl test
    Eliminate coffee, tea , colas and alcoholic beverages. These are diuretics and will concentrate the sample too much. Alcohol may also cause false negatives on the indican test and false positives for the oxidata test.
    Reduce laxatives and bulking agents ie fiber ( interferes with indicant test)
    Reduce the use of beets and carrots as they may discolor the urine and make the readings more difficult.
    Drink 6 glasses of water each day

(Courtesy of  Professional Health Products- In Office Lab Tests Manual)