Oxidative Stress

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The Oxidative Stress Analysis uses both blood or urine samples in order to evaluate the body’s oxidative stress status and antioxidant reserve. This test can help practitioners identify underlying causes and perpetuating factors for many clinical disorders and to customise specific treatment programs.

Free Radicals and Antioxidants

In the course of normal human activity – energy production, detoxification of pollutants and immunologic defense mechanisms, free radicals are produced. These free radicals are unstable molecules that can extract an electron from a neighboring molecule, causing damage in the process. Unchecked free radical production accelerates the pathogenesis of human disease and aging. These free radicals are counter-balanced by the anti-oxidants present in our foods (and supplements).

Dietary antioxidants (such as proanthocyanidins found in blueberries and bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits), as well as the antioxidant enzymes, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, provide critical protection against free radical damage.

Why Test

when this delicate pro-oxidant/antioxidant equilibrium is disrupted in favor of the pro-oxidant (free radical) state. Evidence is accumulating that oxidative stress is involved in many pathological processes, including

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cancer
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Macular degeneration
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

What is being measured.

To assess equilibrium between oxidative damage and antioxidant reserve, it is necessary to address

  • The RESERVE capacity that provides protection
  • The ENZYMES that quench the free radicals
  • Evaluate the DAMAGE that free radical production has already caused

A blood sample measures anti-oxidant reserve and enzyme function including: whole blood glutathione, total anti-oxidant capacity, redox balance, and the enzymes superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Additionally, blood markers of damage measure lipid peroxides (oxidative damage to cell membranes).

A urine sample to measure free radical damage, including lipid peroxides (oxidative damage to cell membranes) and 8-hydroxy-deoxyGuanosine (oxidative damage to DNA).

Type of test

Blood and Urine

Blood test that requires a blood sample.

You will need to arrange for a blood sample to be collected by a nurse at your G.P. service or at a private clinic or hospital. Any fee for this service is not included in with the test fee.

You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.

Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.

A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.

Before Taking this Test

  • Inform practitioner about health conditions and medications
  • Fast 10 hours overnight (before urine collection or blood draw)
  • See instructions inside test kit for details

Turnaround Time

16 Days

Buy Oxidative Stress Urine Test UK & Europe GMET06

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All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.

Smart Nutrition Oxidative Stress 2.0 Urine Test Sample Report

Buy Oxidative Stress Blood Test UK & Europe GMET05

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All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.

Smart Nutrition Oxidative Stress 2.0 Blood Test Sample Report

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