Are you taking too many supplements? Not enough? Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and
performance. SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Test is an innovative assessment of nutritional status. Unlike traditional
serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell’s test evaluates how an individual’s white blood cells respond to varied
environments of over 31 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. As a result, individual differences in
metabolism, age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate and other factors are taken into
The one-size-fits-all approach to health is outdated. So too is having to estimate nutrient adequacy, thanks to
SpectraCell’s proprietary lab test. Unlike any other test on the market, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient profile provides
the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is
an assessment of how well the body utilizes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites,
while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and
other substances essential for proper growth, development, and optimal health.
What makes SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test unique?
Intracellular - Standard blood testing is misleading, because it is based on serum (which is outside of cells), and
serum levels of nutrients don’t always reflect what’s going on inside of cells, where metabolism occurs. Serum tests
may show normal values, even if an intracellular deficiency exists.
Intracellular measurement is critical for determining nutrient absorption, transport and utilization – and therefore,
Functional - This test evaluates how micronutrients function in the body, not just what happens to be in the
bloodstream. A micronutrient’s impact on cellular function is what matters, not how much is present in blood.
Lymphocyte-based - In our laboratory, we subject living white blood cells (obtained from a simple blood draw) to
dozens of nutritional evaluation environments. Lymphocytes contain your complete genetic makeup, working
coordinately – not just the gene subsets detected by other testing platforms – and are a reflection of long-term
nutrient status and therefore, of cellular health throughout the body.
Long-term - The lifespan of these cells (4-6 months) means that taking a full range of supplements days or even
weeks before your blood draw will not affect your results (serum micronutrient levels can fluctuate wildly on a daily
basis). Your lymphocytes reflect your nutrient intake over a period of months, not days or hours.
Comprehensive - Nutrients work synergistically, so a comprehensive lab test is superior to measurement of
individual micronutrients. SpectraCell’s micronutrient profile measures the functional level of 33 vitamins, minerals,
amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites so that patterns of deficiency are clear.
Proprietary - Only SpectraCell offers the patented Spectrox® (reflects antioxidant capacity) and
Immunidex (a measure of immune system function) as part of the micronutrient profile.
Why does this matter?
Micronutrient status is just one – but critical – piece of the diagnostic puzzle. Nearly every physiological system in our body requires micronutrients to function properly, and deficiencies create the potential for long-term chronic disease and illness, affecting quality of life over time.
Conditions affected by micronutrient status:
• High Blood Pressure
• Heart Disease
• Poor Sleep/Insomnia
• Brain Fog
• Hormonal Imbalance
• Autoimmune Conditions
SpectraCell’s MicroNutrient Profile Includes:
Expected Turnaround Time: 10-14 business days.