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NutrEval® Plasma

NutrEval® Plasma

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About the Test

What is the NutrEval Plasma Test?

The NutrEval Plasma is the same test as the NutraEval FMV minus 5 Biomarkers. This test features a Plasma Amino Acid Analysis as well as serum, whole blood, and urine.  

This test evaluates a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other biomarkers to determine dietary deficiencies and imbalances.

The NutrEval Plasma test can help physicians and patients understand how nutritional imbalances may impact their health, help practitioners identify the causes of dysfunction, and help patients overcome chronic conditions.

The World Health Organization has established that one or more forms of malnutrition affect each country. This implies three broad groups of conditions:

  • Undernutrition
  • Micronutrient-related malnutrition (inadequate or excess vitamins or minerals)
  • Overweight, obesity, and diet-related diseases

Nutrients play a vital role in every physiological process in the body, from metabolism and immune defense to hormone regulation and digestion. Thus, proper nutrition is key to preventing certain diseases.

What's the Difference Between the NutrEval FMV & NutraEval Plasma?

You can compare biomarkers here.

Which Patients is the NutrEval Plasma Best Used For?

The NutrEval FMV test is recommended for patients suffering symptoms related to nutritional imbalances and deficiencies such as mood disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, autism, fatigue, weight issues, malnutrition, dietary guidance, maldigestion, malabsorption and increased nutrient demand in physical trauma or healing.

Even patients not suffering from uncomfortable symptoms may be deficient in certain essential nutrients. Iron, Vitamin D, B12, calcium, and magnesium are the most common nutrient deficiencies in the United States and can be easily identified with a nutritional test.

What Does NutrEval Plasma Test Measure?

The NutrEval FMV Test analyzes over 125 biomarkers and evaluates over 40 antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other selected nutrients. Some families of biomarkers are organic acids, oxidative stress markers, essential and non-essential amino acids, dietary peptide-related markers, essential and metabolic fatty acids markers, nutrient elements, and toxic elements, among others.

Most metabolites and molecules are measured with the highly sensitive methodologies of Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry (MS), and Liquid Chromatography followed by MS in tandem (MS/MS).

Genova Diagnostics provides a user-friendly report with actionable results, including:

  • Digestive support and vitamin, amino acid, mineral, and fatty acid recommendations.
  • Functional pillars with a built-in scoring system to guide therapy for mitochondrial dysfunction, toxic exposures, fatty acid imbalances, methylation support, and oxidative stress.
  • Educational information on the function of nutrients and complications of deficiencies, including dietary sources.

What Type of Sample is Needed to Complete the NutrEval Plasm Test?

The NutrEval FMV Test is both a blood and urine test. The blood sample collection must be performed by a lab professional. The NutrEval Plasma and NutrEval FMV (first morning void) differ based on which sample type is used to measure amino acids, plasma or urine.

The test synthesizes the information via an algorithm that determines the patient’ personalized nutrient needs. This algorithm is based on literature-proven functional markers associated with a need for a particular nutrient.

*Testing is not performed in patients under two years old.

What is the Difference Between Plasma and Urine Amino Acids?

Certain amino acids are measurable in blood versus urine and sample type selection depends on the clinical concern. The key differences between plasma and urine amino acids are summarized below.

Source: Genova Diagnostics


About the Test

The NutrEval® Plasma evaluates a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other biomarkers to determine nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. This test cannot be ordered for patients under 2 years of age.

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Sample Type
Serum
Urine
Plasma
Whole Blood
Shipping Time
5 - 10 days
FedEx
Turnaround Time
21 days
Test Preparation Starts
Up to 4 days before collection
Number of Collection Days
1 - 2 days
Methods Used For Processing
Colorimetric Assay, Hexokinase/G6PDH Method, TBARS Assay, GC-MS, Alkaline Picrate, LC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, HPLC
Lab Certifications
CLIA Certified
CAP Accredited
ISO 15189
COLA Accredited
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