SpectraCell Laboratories (SCL) is a U.S. based, CLIA certified laboratory. SpectraCell is part of ICL’s network of specialty laboratories offering services for naturopathic care

From the SpectraCell menu, ICL offers tests for nutrition assessment and MTHFR Genotyping.

Micronutrient Testing (Whole Blood)

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Testing using the patient’s own lymphocytes offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in overall health and wellness. Since lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow and stored in the peripheral locations for long periods of time (the average life span of a lymphocyte is approximately four to six months), SpectraCell’s measurements provide a powerful portrait of each patients’ long-term nutrient status. This is analogous to the use of a glycosylated hemoglobin test to evaluate blood glucose levels over a one to three month period.

Interpreting Test Results

SpectraCell provides easy-to-read test reports for the clinician and the patient. Reports incorporate numerical and graphic representations for each result, and repletion suggestions based on each patient’s deficiencies. Reports also include easy-to-understand supplement information that explains the role of each nutrient found deficient, deficiency symptoms, how to obtain that nutrient in food and toxicity and RDI standards for adults.

SpectraCell Tests Available from ICL

For a list of SpectraCell services routinely offered by ICL refer to the ICL Integrative Laboratory Services Menu. If the test service in which you are interested is not listed, please contact ICL Client Care at 416.422.3000 x300 or info@ICLabs.ca as the test menu is subject to change.

For further information about SpectraCell visit their website at www.spectracell.com