Micronutrient Testing

A comprehensive blood test to measure micronutrient levels in your body.

What is Micronutrient Testing?

A micronutrient profile test examines the blood’s levels of specific vitamins and minerals. A nutrient test is a blood test intended to identify micronutrient deficiencies and excesses.

The Types of Nutrients

Nutrients divide into two main categories: macronutrients and micronutrients.

Macronutrients:

  • Provide the body with energy
  • Eaten in larger volume throughout each day
  • Types of macronutrients
    • Carbohydrates
    • Proteins
    • Fats and Oils
    • Water

Micronutrients:

  • Assist the body with more specific functions, like energy metabolism, new cell growth, immunity, blood clotting, bone health, brain function and much more.
  • Eaten in smaller amounts as components parts of food.
  • Types of micronutrients
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Antioxidants
    • Fatty Acids
    • Amino Acids

What are Micronutrients?

Vitamins

Vitamins are organic compounds used by the body for specific, life-sustaining functions. The body does not produce most vitamins. We must consume vitamins to maintain the correct levels for quality health.

Minerals

Minerals are inorganic substances also essential for a healthy body. Like with vitamins, our bodies do not produce minerals. We usually consume small amounts of minerals through our diets.

Why are Vitamins and Minerals Important?

Without an accurate level of vitamins and minerals in our diets, our bodies cannot maintain healthy function. Either deficiency or excess of vitamins and minerals leads to unwanted health issues.

Vitamins and minerals play a vital role in physiological functions, including:

  • Energy production
  • Metabolic function
  • Immune system strength
  • Hormonal balance
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Insulin level regulation
  • Slower cellular aging
  • Tissue health
  • Cancer protections
  • New cell growth
  • Blood clotting
  • Bone and tooth health
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance

For long-lasting health, our bodies need the right levels of vitamins and minerals. A micronutrient blood test examines the amount of nutrients in the body to empower you to make the necessary dietary shifts to improve or maintain health.

What vitamins and minerals do we test for?

Elite Testing and Wellness measures levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites using the SpectraCell micronutrient test.

Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper
Amino Acids
  • Asparagine
  • Glutamine
  • Serine
Metabolites
  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Carnitine
Antioxidants
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Cysteine
  • Glutathione
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E
Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Chromium
  • Fructose Sensitivity
  • Glucose-Insulin
  • Metabolism

Steps for Micronutrient Testing

It’s fast and easy to schedule your micronutrient test and put micronutrient testing to work for you.

1

Consult

Contact us to discuss the right test for you and answer any questions.
2

Blood Work

Quick and easy blood test at our lab.
3

Results

Receive a clear and easy to read report of the results.
4

Next Steps

Suggestions for next steps based on the results. We offer IV drips to treat nutritional deficiencies.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why test for micronutrients?

Micronutrients play vital roles in your health. Problems with micronutrient levels occur even with a well-balanced diet including supplements.

A micronutrient profile test provides insight into your health. With this information, you can then make the changes needed to optimize your health.

Benefits of Micronutrient Testing

  • Discover micronutrient deficiencies or excesses
  • Identify nutrient absorption issues
  • Gain knowledge about the overuse of supplements which may lead to chronic disease or toxicity
  • Understand your short-term, extracellular levels, and long-term, intracellular levels
  • Prevent or correct diseases, like cancer, diabetes, immune disorders, digestive sensitives, mental health issues, and more.

Protect your body and promote health with the knowledge from nutrient panel testing.

What is the difference in extracellular micronutrients and intracellular micronutrients?

Extracellular micronutrients do not aid in body functions. Instead, these nutrients float in the blood outside of the cells. Measuring extracellular micronutrient levels provides a view of your short-term diet over the last few days.

Intracellular micronutrients exist in the white and red blood cells. The micronutrients absorb into the cell and aid in cellular function. Intracellular micronutrient testing reflects your diet over a longer period based on the levels of vitamins and minerals in the cells.

Who benefits from micronutrient testing?

Anyone who desires a better understanding of your health would benefit from micronutrient testing. However, certain individuals greatly benefit from this knowledge.

 

Invest in micronutrient testing if you fall into these categories:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Dermatology conditions
  • Immune system compromised
  • Digestive health issues or conditions
  • Mental health challenges
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Obesity or poor diet
  • Specialized diets, like vegan or vegetarian
  • Athletes

Should I stop taking supplements when I'm getting ready to take the test?

While stopping the use of supplements does not change your intracellular micronutrient results, it may show areas of deficiencies in your diet. We recommend stopping supplement use one week prior to a micronutrient analysis test.

Why choose Elite Testing and Wellness for Micronutrient Testing?

We provide convenient and accurate tests in the Atlanta area to support your health needs.

  • Online Scheduling for your convenience
  • Quick testing service with the highest safety standards
  • Fast test results as a local service provider

Choose Elite Testing and Wellness

We provide expert testing and therapies to maximize health. Start today on your journey to better health with a micronutrient test.

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