Metabolic Assessment Profile (101)-BioHealth KIT

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine, 2 samples from first morning's urine

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Specimen Collection: The day before collection: It is important that you have a protein-rich meal the evening before collection. At dinner time (after 4 pm), eat at least 6 ounces of meat. Vegetarians can substitute with at least 8 ounces of legumes, nuts, or seed-based products, including tofu and tempeh. Unless instructed otherwise by your health care professional, do not consume: Alcohol, protein powders or drinks, Iodine supplements or amino acid supplements, probiotics, digestive enzymes or Hydrochloric acid.

Test Description: The Metabolic Assessment Profile is a convenient and cost-effective screen of some of the body’s most fundamental functional systems: detoxification, digestion, and antioxidant capacity. The profile provides valuable data that can guide in the management of disorders related to chronic stress. It measures common impacts and sources of dysfunction, contributing to the investigation of a myriad of health complaints.

The three markers (indican, bile acids, and lipid peroxides) interrelate on many levels, influencing one another as well as all other body systems.

Urinary indican is an effective screening tool for assessment of protein digestion, dysbiosis, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and malabsorption states.

Bile Acids:
Bile acids in a random sample of urine are useful for population screening for hidden liver disease.

Lipid Peroxides:
Lipid peroxides are the products of chemical damage done by oxygen free radicals to the double-bonded fatty acids of cell membranes. They cause a variety of deadly effects at the cellular level and their creation is considered a extreme process in biological systems. Their formation can be blocked by antioxidants, such as vitamin E, structural separation or low oxygen tension.