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Intracellular Tests for Vitamin E, Co-Q10 And Selenium Now Available
Houston TX, 21 January 2003

Extensive scientific and clinical studies have repeatedly demonstrated that vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies can have adverse effects upon health, from acute infections to chronic disease, at all stages of life. Several particular nutrients have shown much promise in the prevention and management of important chronic disease conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

SpectraCell Laboratories today announced the launch of a new product line of nutritional tests to complement its full range of nutrient assessments in the field of preventive medicine. The addition of six (6) new tests provides the most comprehensive nutritional deficiency analysis available, providing powerful and innovative clinical assessment tools for physicians in primary and specialty care. SpectraCell is now offering tests for Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Selenium, Coenzyme-Q10, Lipoic Acid, and Carnitine.

SpectraCell's FIA™ tests measure functional levels of a broad range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, as well as other essential nutrients. These tests offer a scientific basis for repletion of specific nutrient deficiencies.

Standard serum tests measure only the quantities of vitamins and minerals present in serum, providing limited information on intracellular levels. At SpectraCell, lymphocytes are grown in tissue culture to determine functional intracellular deficiencies that can limit mitogenic responses and cell-mediated functions. This unique methodology takes into account the genetic, metabolic, biochemical and physiological differences in each patient.

Physicians are uniquely qualified to guide the nutritional care of their patients. By using the FIA™ tests to identify specific needs, accompanied with SpectraCell's easy-to-read report, physicians can provide scientifically based therapy that contributes to the comprehensive care provided every day.

SpectraCell's FIA™ Product Line

SpectraCell offers a window to the cell to scientifically assess intracellular requirements and to provide targeted recommendations to correct the functional deficits that exist. As the only functional intracellular analysis available, the FIA™ is a unique and important part of a clinically driven, physician-prescribed wellness plan.

  • FIA™ Comprehensive 5000—This is the most comprehensive intracellular analysis available on the market, assesses 28 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and metabolites that are critical to chronic disease conditions and our overall health and well being.

  • FIA™ Select 4000 Profile—A selection of 22 nutrients most commonly recognized as important to the broadest range of health problems. Included are commonly depleted vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and metabolites.

  • FIA™ Antioxidant 2000 Profile—This profile assesses 5 essential antioxidants and Total Antioxidant Function (SPECTROX™).

SpectraCell Laboratories provides advanced, innovative assessment of intracellular nutrient function to healthcare providers worldwide. SpectraCell's quality clinical laboratory services are certified by Medicare. SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc. is a CLIA accredited laboratory.


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