The functional nutritional profile is a blood test and tests the following:
|Minerals (in whole blood): zinc, selenium, copper, zinc, calcium, red cell magnesium, potassium and ferritin as a measure of iron stores
|Serum vitamins: vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D
|Antioxidant status: super oxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX)
|Omega-3 index: measurement of 25 different fatty acids as a marker of anti-inflammatory and protective omega-3 fats in red cell membranes versus pro-inflammatory omega-6, saturated fats, trans fatty acids
Who should take this test?
As this is a test of a wide range of vitamins and minerals, it is useful for optimising general health or with respect to a certain health condition, optimising your fertility or for healthy ageing.
- This is a blood test that requires 12 hours of fasting. Please stop taking all supplements for three days ahead of your blood test. Continue any prescribed medications
- We can facilitate phlebotomy and courier of the samples from our clinic in Dublin
- The test results will be returned to your nutritionist within 3 weeks of receipt of the sample. Test results will be interpreted by your nutritionist and a protocol tailored accordingly
- While our Nurse is expertly trained in phlebotomy and rarely has an issue in obtaining blood samples, should it happen that she is unable to take the blood sample from you, we will refund you the cost of the test.
If you are interested in functional medicine testing: please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an enquiry online. We have a number of different tests available and it is most helpful, and cost effective, to carry out an initial assessment with your Nutritionist before testing.