Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and more. They are found in our food and play many important roles in the body, including energy production, maintenance of bone health, adequate immune function, and protection of the body against oxidative stress and cellular damage.
The Vibrant Total Micronutrient (DBS) is a convenient and efficient test for measuring whole blood levels of a wide variety of micronutrients. By using whole blood collection, we are able to provide an accurate pooled measurement of levels of the micronutrients in extra- and intracellular spaces.
Why measure micronutrients?
A diverse, healthy diet is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to making sure your body has all of the micronutrients it needs. Your genetics, digestion, stress levels, medications, and more can all impact how well your body absorbs nutrients. The Micronutrient test will give you a full picture of your micronutrient status so that we can determine how it is impacting your overall health.
Should I discontinue my supplements when I take this test?We recommend you stay off supplements for a week before you take this test.
Where is the testing performed?All testings are performed at Vibrant America Clinical Labs at San Carlos.
Should I fast before the blood is drawn?Not necessary to fast before blood draw.