GPL3 (OAT + Metals Hair + IgG Food MAP)-Great Plains Lab Kit

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

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Fasting: No

Lab: Great Plains Lab

Specimen: Urine, Dried Blood Spot, Hair

Results: 3 weeks
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.

Special Instructions: Patient must avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 12 hours before collection.

Collect the first morning urine in the collection cup provided. Collecting sample prior to eating or drinking is preferred.

Freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping. Keep in freezer until ready to ship. Ship with frozen gel pack (included).

Send the sample Monday through Thursday only.

Do not collect during menstrual cycle.

Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.

Description: This innovative and valuable panel by the Great Plains Laboratory (GPL) provides an excellent and accurate description of the patient's overall health in regards to their metabolism, vitamins and mineral levels, food allergies and metal toxicity. Testing for organic acids, IgG's, food allergies and metals is crucial to detect any malfunctioning within the body.


Organic Acids Test:
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a metabolic "snapshot" based on the products the body discards through the urine. These small, discarded organic acid molecules are byproducts of human cellular activity, the digestion of foods, and the metabolism of gastrointestinal flora. The Organic Acids Test includes 76 urinary metabolites, including 9 yeast markers, 9 bacterial markers, 3 oxalate markers, 2 Glycolytic cycle markers, 6 Krebs cycle markers, 3 mitochondrial markers, 8 neurotransmitter markers, 2 folate metabolism markers, 7 fatty acid oxidation markers, 8 vitamin markers, 4 indicators of detoxification, 14 Amino Acid metabolites and 1 bone metabolite. This makes it the most comprehensive Organic Acids test available anywhere.

IgG Food MAP w/Candida + Yeast - Dried Blood Spot. IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. IgG Food allergies do not usually release histamine but cause inflammation and elevated C-reactive protein. The 192 food sensitivities tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem foods so they can be eliminated from the patient's diet.

Metals Hair: The metals test is important for measuring toxic metals that can impede development and normal brain functioning, as well as measuring levels of minerals essential for normal growth and good health. The results indicate levels of 39 toxic and essential elements, 5 ratios and includes an individualized interpretation.

Today, with increasing pollution levels, the presence of toxic metals in the environment is constantly growing. Chemical products, fertilizers, industrial paint, building materials, fish, silver dental fillings, and vaccines are just some of the sources of heavy metals in everyday life. Toxic metals may normally be present in the body in very low levels, but continuous exposure or metabolic abnormalities can cause accumulation of heavy metals in body tissues, and subsequently, in the brain.