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Why Standard Blood Tests Are Not Enough

  Your labs came back normal but your body still feels "off." Now what? Many of us have experienced the frustration of feeling sick and receiving normal bloodwork results.  If a similar scenario has happened to you or anyone you know, it's possible the bloodwork you're getting may not be telling you the whole story about what is truly going on with your health. Unfortunately, this happens all too often with standard bloodwork.  The truth... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, September 24, 2021

Immunity Against SARS-CoV-2 May Come from T-cells More Than Antibodies

In many people, antibodies may not be the superstars of lasting immunity against the virus that causes COVID, according to recently published research (January 2021) from a German university, which suggests T cells may be the key to lasting immunity.   In this study, 78% of volunteers for convalescent plasma donations, who had been confirmed positive via PCR testing for the SARS-CoV2 virus, did not have detectable antibodies in their blood.  However, all of them did show T-cel... Read More
at Thursday, January 21, 2021

Serum vs Intracellular Nutritional Testing: The Difference Matters

  What is serum testing? A serum test is simply a laboratory test that detects something in the liquid (which would essentially be the plasma) part of blood, as opposed to a laboratory test that detects something in the solid part (which would be the red and white blood cells) of the blood. Since blood is made of both cells and plasma, the term “blood test” is not very specific, as it could refer to either. However, the term “serum test” is specific – it ... Read More
at Monday, January 11, 2021

How SpectraCell's Micronutrient Test is Changing the Game

The one-size-fits-all approach to health is outdated. So too is having to estimate nutrient adequacy, thanks to SpectraCell’s lab test. Our proprietary technology takes the guesswork out by offering a comprehensive intracellular micronutrient evaluation you won't find anywhere else. SpectraCell ALONE offers the technology that provides information about your personal micronutrient profile. It is NOT based on: Algorithms Assumptions Estimates Food diaries or food recalls So ... Read More
at Tuesday, September 1, 2020