Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - July 2010

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A SUCCESSFUL Case Study Involving Infertility and Nutritional Status

A 25 year old white female was dealing with prolonged infertility issues. She was also previously treated for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)Case Summary:In September 2003, this patient was very interested in becoming pregnant. She utilized Basal Body Temperature charting with adjunctive use of the LH ovulation kit. She and her husband were counseled on focused sex for five days before and three days after ovulation. After more than a year and a half of unsuccessful attempts at pregnancy, her ph... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Sunday, July 18, 2010

Medicare Policy Disallows Assays for Micronutrient Testing

The medicare contractor for Region IV, Trailblazer Health Enterprises, recently proposed an unduly restrictive Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for laboratory tests to detect deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional components (4L-116AB “Assays for Vitamins and Metabolic Function”).  This would be the most restrictive policy in the nation regarding tests for vitamins and minerals, and is based upon premises which appear to be scientifically unsound. Unless ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, July 13, 2010

46 year old female with ECZEMA and Nutritional Deficiencies

Background: This patient was also diagnosed with fatigue, hormonal imbalance with irregular menstrual cycles, an ovarian cyst and GERD. She also took Prilosec (20mg/day). SpectraCell's micronutrient testing revealed decreased levels of zinc, coenzyme Q10 and significantly decreased total antioxidant function. Based upon these deficiencies, she was administered the following treatment protocol: 25mg/day of Zinc Coenzyme Q10 Various antioxidants In addition to the above supplements, she was a... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, July 8, 2010