Nutreval information and instructions

Many patients experience chronic illnesses because of nutritional deficiencies. NutrEval® offers nutritional recommendations based on a patient’s individual test results.

Genova designed the NutrEval® profile to give physicians a better understanding of patients’ nutritional deficiencies. By combining testing in 5 key areas of core nutrients, physicians are offered a depth of insight into a patient’s overall nutritional status. Genova diagnostics has created an enhanced report that synthesizes the results of more than 100 individual biomarkers into one, easy-to-interpret overview.

Amino Acids Analysis

Amino Acids analysis features either plasma (37 total) or urine (41 total) amino acids. This assesses nutritionally essential and non-essential amino acids, as well as intermediary metabolites that augment an understanding of B vitamin need, and need for support of protein digestion & absorption.

Essential & Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis

Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Analysis provides a high level overview of the balance of various families of fatty acids in relation to each other: Omega 3, 6 and 9 Fatty Acids; Saturated Fatty Acids; and Monounsaturated Omega 7 and Trans Fats. It also provides key ratios for understanding cardiovascular risk, including the Omega 3 Index.

Elemental Analysis, Packed Erythrocytes

Elemental Profiles provide information in two categories: Nutrient Elements which evaluates intracellular nutrient status, and Toxic Elements which evaluate short-term toxic element exposure.

Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress biomarkers highlight the body’s current state of oxidative stress and reserve capacity. Markers of oxidative injury assess cell membrane (lipid peroxides) and DNA (8-hydroxydeguanosine/8-OHdG) damage, while direct measurement of glutathione and CoQ10 provide insight into antioxidant reserve available to counter free-radical impact. Additional markers are available in our Oxidative Stress 2.0 profile.

Patient instructions: for Nutreval FMV amino acids

Urine collection-

Eat usual diet, but avoid over-consuming any single food or extreme diet.

Fluid intakes should be limited to eight (8) 8-ounce glasses of fluid over a 24 hour period.

You must fast overnight prior to your blood draw.

Label all containers, including the your first and last name and date of birth.

If you wake up to urinate during the night (within six hours of waking), collect that urine into a sterile collection container, or a clean, disposable container, and refrigerate it; upon waking, collect your urine into the same container. Fill the container and, pass any additional urine into the toilet.

Urine Collection
Urine Collection

Recap the container tightly and shake.

Urine Transfer
Urine Transfer

Use the pipette to transfer urine from the collection container into the Green-top Preservative Tube, Blue-top Amber Tube, and Green-top Urine Tube until all are nearly full.

Place the tubes into the biohazard bag labeled BAG ONE and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. Tubes MUST be delivered frozen to your healthcare provider’s office.

Storage
Storage

. Females should not collect urine during a menstrual period.
Collect and return specimen to your clinician on morning of blood draw.

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