Genetics

Genotyping

We offer genetic tests that are critical for determining cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.

 

MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase)

Mutations in this enzyme can affect the metabolism of homocysteine—causing accumulation—and therefore, impair methylation. Methylation is a biochemical process that is involved in numerous functions including cellular repair, energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter production, and immunity, among others. MTHFR mutations have been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease, blood vessel damage, blood clots (thrombosis), stroke, and degenerative aging.

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Telomere Analysis

An innovative approach to managing the aging process. 

An individual’s chronological age and cellular health may be very different, and SpectraCell’s Telomere Test is one way to evaluate the rate of cellular turnover, and the effectiveness of anti-aging therapy. Age-adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess the correlations between age, morbidity, mortality and disease risk.

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  • “SpectraCell Micronutrient Test is a unique, scientifically-based nutrient evaluation of specific deficiencies that allows for targeted treatment. The detection of micronutrient deficiencies using this test offers a functional and biochemically unique approach to the prevention and treatment of many diseases in which the root cause originated with nutritional deficiency and subsequent downstream of cellular dysfunction and illness.”

    Mark Houston, M.D., M.S., SCH, ABAAM, FACP, FAHA Internal Medicine
  • “SpectraCell's micronutrient test allows me to diagnose specific functional deficiencies and subsequently compound supplements appropriate for the individual needs of my patients.”

    Michael O'Neal, Primary Care Team Physician Toronto Blue Jays – MLB
  • "As an interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular health, I have come to appreciate the need for individualizing our approach to patient care. I have relied heavily upon SpectraCell's Micronutrient Test for the better part of the last decade. It gives me the ability to treat patients on a targeted and individualized level, thus eliminating the guesswork."

    Seth Baum, M.D. Cardiologist, VitalRemedy - Boca Raton, FL