Total Micronutrient (DBS)
This is a whole blood test available on dried blood spot (DBS) collection. This test includes whole blood measures of the following analytes:
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, Vitamin K2, Folate
Calcium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Chromium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper to Zinc Ratio
Choline, Inositol, Carnitine, MMA
Asparagine, Glutamine, Serine, Arginine, Citrulline, Isoleucine, Valine, Leucine
Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Selenium
Technology and Clinical Utility
The Vibrant Total Micronutrient (DBS) is a convenient and efficient test for measuring whole blood levels of a wide variety of micronutrients. By using whole blood collection, we are able to provide an accurate pooled measurement of levels of the micronutrients in extra- and intracellular spaces.
The test is performed using the gold standard of mass spectrometry, after extracting the specimen from the dried blood card using a patented and proprietary elution buffer coupled with a dilution buffer, for enhanced specimen volume collection and accuracy
Advantages of the Total Micronutrient (DBS) include:
Ease of sample collection - can be done at home by patients
Accuracy of results - mass spectrometry is the gold standard of direct micronutrient measurement
Affordability - with no phlebotomy costs associated, and longer sample stability times, additional collection and handling costs are eliminated
Complements telehealth practices - no need for patients to come to you or leave their home for a blood draw. Collection kits can be shipped directly to patients.