Cellular Micronutrient Assay (CMA)-Cell Science Systems Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: No

Lab: Cell Science Systems

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 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.

Description: The CMA (Cellular Micronutrient Assay) directly measures the effect of specific micronutrients on the ability of T and B lymphocytes to reproduce when stimulated with a mitogen (i.e. mitosis generator).

When the body has an infection, it increases production of the T and B lymphocytes (memory cells) that "recognize" and combat that specific invader. The faster these cells reproduce the faster infection is overcome.

The ability of these cells to multiply is driven by our nutrient stores. Cells need nutrients in order to grow and multiply. Those nutrient requirements are individual and are impacted by many factors. Stress, genetics, and other conditions, for example; high energy output in sports, pregnancy, recent infection, toxic burden, sleep patterns, etc., all play a role.

Measurement of the effect of nutrients on your immune function can be more revealing than just knowing if your blood serum levels of a vitamin, mineral or amino acid, fall within 'normal' ranges.

Metabolism happens within the cells. Serum nutrient measurement is only a "snapshot" of nutrient status. Cellular activity gives insight into long term nutrient status.

Analytes Reported:
Vitamins: Thiamine (Vitamin B1); Riboflavin (Vitamin B2); Biotin; Cobalamin (Vitamin B12); Folate (Vitamin B9); Nicotinamide (Niacin, Vitamin B3): Pantothenic Acid; Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6); Vitamin C; Vitamin A; Vitamin D; Vitamin E (Delta-tocotrienol); Vitamin K1; Vitamin K2-MK7; and Vitamin K2-MK4.

Minerals: Boron; Calcium; Chromium; Copper; Iodine; Iron; Lithium; Magnesium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Potassium; Selenium; Strontium; Vanadium and Zinc.

Amino Acids:Arginine; Asparaegine; Cysteine; Glutamine; Glycine; Histidine; Isoleucine; Leucine; Lysine; Serine; Methionine; Phenylalanine; Taurine; Threonine; Tryptophan; Tyrosine and Valine.

Other Nutrients: Alpha-ketoglutarate; Carnitine; Choline; Glutathione and Inositol.