Metabolic analysis of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids
The NutrEval® is both a blood and urine profile that evaluates over 125 biomarkers and assesses the body's functional need for 40 antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients. Personalized recommendations for nutrients are determined by using an algorithm based on your patient's test findings. Functional pillars with a built-in scoring system guide the need for therapeutic support in areas of methylation, toxic exposure, mitochondrial dysfunction, fatty acid imbalances, and oxidative stress. The NutrEval Plasma and NutrEval FMV (first morning void) differ based on which sample type is used to measure amino acids, plasma or urine.
We also offer the Metabolomix+, a similar profile that can be collected entirely at home – no blood draw required.
Which patients might benefit from functional nutritional testing?
According to the World Health Organization, every country in the world is affected by one or more forms of malnutrition. Nutritional imbalances are often root cause contributors to disease. Correcting these imbalances can result in optimized health and well-being of your patients.
Common clinical indications for testing include:
- Mood disorders [2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Cardiovascular disease [8,9]
- Obesity/ Insulin resistance/ Type 2 Diabetes [10,11,12,13]
- Fatigue [14,15,16,17]
- Weight Issues/ Dietary Guidance [13,18]
- Malnutrition (often observed in the elderly) [19,20]
- Athletic performance [21,22]
- Physical trauma/healing [16,23,24]
*Testing is not performed in patients under 2 years old.
Maximize your nutrition and improve your health.
Nutrition is powerful! A few simple tweaks can make a big difference in your body and how you feel. Nutritional testing can help you identify your unique nutritional needs.
Nutrition is important for every body system. Poor nutrition contributes to many chronic diseases. If you struggle with any of the following conditions or are curious about your nutritional status, nutritional testing may be able to help identify the root cause of your ailments:
- Heart disease
- Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
- Weight issues
- General dietary guidance
- Malnutrition (often observed in the elderly)
- Maldigestion/Malabsorption related to the gut
- Athletic performance
- Physical trauma/healing
Genova’s nutritional testing provides a more complete assessment compared to what standard labs offer. Personalized recommendations for amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, digestive support, and other nutrients are provided. Testing can also reveal toxic exposures and measure your body’s ability to neutralize those toxins.
The benefits of nutritional balance include healthy weight, mental wellness, disease prevention, and increased energy – if you are ready to feel your best, talk with your healthcare provider about nutritional testing.
The NutrEval requires both a blood draw and a urine sample. Review the Test Preparation tab to learn more about the collection process.