Metabolic Analysis / NutrEval Testing
This test provides a framework of core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids, and Minerals. Many patients experience chronic illnesses because of nutritional deficiencies and this testing helps to determine what nutritional deficiencies are at the root of chronic conditions such as: depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, fibromyalgia or fatigue, and optimized health and fitness.
Many patients experience chronic illnesses because of nutritional deficiencies. NutrEval® offers nutritional recommendations based on a patient’s individual test results.
The NutrEval Profile includes:
- Metabolic Analysis Profile
Metabolic Analysis assessment provides information on 45 key organic acids. These biomarkers are grouped into easy-to- understand categories, and provide insight for functional support in the areas of: malabsorption & dysbiosis; cellular energy & mitochondrial metabolism; neurotransmitter metabolism; vitamin deficiencies; and toxin exposure & detoxification need.
- Amino Acids Analysis
Amino Acids analysis features either plasma (37 total) or urine (41 total) amino acids. This assesses nutritionally essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as intermediary metabolites that augment an understanding of B vitamin need, and need for support of protein digestion & absorption.
- Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis
Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis provides a high level overview of the balance of various families of fatty acids in relation to each other: Omega 3, 6 and 9 Fatty Acids; Saturated Fatty Acids; and Monounsaturated Omega 7 and Trans Fats. It also provides key ratios for understanding cardiovascular risk, including the Omega 3 Index.Elemental Analysis, Packed Erythrocytes Elemental Profiles provide information in two categories: Nutrient Elements which evaluates intracellular nutrient status, and Toxic Elements which evaluate short-term toxic element exposure.
- Oxidative Stress
Oxidative Stress biomarkers highlight the body’s current state of oxidative stress and reserve capacity. Markers of oxidative injury assess cell membrane (lipid peroxides) and DNA (8-hydroxydeguanosine/8- OHdG) damage, while direct measurement of glutathione and CoQ10 provide insight into antioxidant reserve available to counter free-radical impact. Additional markers are available in our Oxidative Stress 2.0 profile.
Organic Acids Test Nutritional & Metabolic Profile
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of overall health with over 70 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
The Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain have been reported.
Arc Point Lab
8158 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
724.906.4086 – Call for Appointment
*There is a Blood Draw Fee
1. Schedule appointment for blood draw (We suggest Mon-Thurs.)
2. Freeze ice block provided in kit
3. Freeze first urine collection of the day
4. Take frozen block and frozen urine sample in the original styrofoam box (with all of the blood tubes) with you to the blood draw
5. Everything should be placed back into the styrofoam box, placed into the FedEx shipping bag provided, and shipped out via FedEx