Vitamin C

Vitamin C

This test is also included in the Expanded Metabolic Urine Test. Vitamin C is an important nutrient in immunity , prevention of free radical damage and inflammation.

Highlight: Tests for Vitamin C dosing

Functional Assessment of: Vitamin C

Indicated For: Individuals who wish to optimize their immunity, health & longevity

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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 indican 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