Micronutrients + Organic Acid Testing

Vibrant Micronutrients Test

Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.

What are micronutrients?

Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being.

What are vitamins?

These are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When dietary intake of a vitamin is inadequate, deficiency disorders result. Although vitamins are only present and required in minute quantities, compared to the macronutrients, they are just as vital to health and need to be considered in the context of nutrition quality.

What are minerals?

These are inorganic nutrients that also play a key role in ensuring health and well‐ being. They include the trace elements copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc together with the macro elements calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. As with vitamins, minerals are found in small quantities within the body and they are obtained from a wide variety of foods.

No single food contains all of the vitamins and minerals we need and, therefore, a balanced and varied diet is necessary for an adequate intake of all micronutrients.

What is the role of micronutrients?

Almost every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function optimally. Vitamin, minerals and anti-oxidants play a key role in:

  • Producing and releasing energy.
  • Strengthening the immune system.
  • Reducing systemic inflammation.
  • Protecting against free radical damage.
  • Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance (i.e. thyroid, sex hormones, adrenal hormones, neurotransmitters/brain hormones, etc.).
  • Maintaining insulin sensitivity.
  • Slowing down cellular aging.
  • Promoting the health of all tissues: skin, bone, brain, breast, gut, prostate, heart, muscle, organs, etc.
  • Protecting against the development, progression, and recurrence of cancer.

Why test for micronutrients?

The benefits of extracellular testing include:

  • Identifying baseline nutritional deficiencies.
  • Detecting higher than normal levels of vitamins and minerals in your blood
  • Identifying excesses of nutrients caused by uncontrolled supplementation, to prevent the increased risk of certain chronic diseases or nutrient toxicity side effects.
  • Avoiding unnecessary spending on costly supplements.
  • Providing a short-term nutritional status of the last few days.

The benefits of intracellular testing include:

  • Identifying functional deficiencies in intracellular micronutrient levels (cellular nutrient absorption deficiency).
  • Identifying essential micronutrient absorption deficiencies which cause or increase the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Providing a long-term nutritional status of the previous 4-6 months.

Vibrant Organic Acid Test

In order to truly understand how you are metabolizing nutrients, an organic acid test is needed. Organic acids testing can accurately identify conditions associated with genetic disorders, nutrient deficiencies, intestinal dysbiosis, and toxicity from diet and prescription drugs. Organic acids testing can accurately identify conditions associated with genetic disorders, nutrient deficiencies, intestinal dysbiosis, and toxicity from diet and prescription drugs.

This urine-based test is an easy, at-home test that allows you to see the following:

  • Detection of imbalances, toxicity, and inflammation
  • Intestinal microbial growth
  • Detoxification
  • Neurotransmitter metabolism (brain chemistry)
  • Mitochondrial function (energy production)
  • Glutathione status
  • Fatty acid metabolism
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Infections (candida, bacterial overgrowth, mold)
  • Methylation status
  • Nutrient deficiencies

The Vibrant Organic Acids panel uses the most advanced mass spectrometry technology to assess 75 metabolic markers in urine. The panel includes 11 sub-panels and provides accurate evaluation of intestinal microbial overgrowth, detoxification, mitochondrial markers, neurotransmitter metabolism, glutathione status, fatty acid metabolism, and inborn errors of metabolism

Conditions and symptoms which may benefit from Organic Acids Testing include:

  • Mental and/or developmental delays
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Sleep problems
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Poor memory
  • Headache
  • Hyperactivity
  • Digestive problems
  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating
  • Hypo- or hyperglycemia
  • Unexplained weight gain/loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dermatitis
  • Immune deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Hearing, speech, or visual impairment

Testing Information

Vibrant Micronutrients + Organic Acid Test

What type of sample is required for the Vibrant Micronutrients test?

The Vibrant Micronutrients Test is a blood draw test.

Where can I have my blood drawn?

Please click here to locate an AnyLabTest Now testing center near you.

Does the product price include the blood draw fee?

No, the product purchase does not include fee for blood draw.

Should I discontinue my supplements before taking this test?

We recommend you stay off supplements for a week before you take this test.

Should I be fasting for the Micronutrients Test?

It is not necessary to fast before the blood draw.

What kind of sample is required for the Vibrant Organic Acid test?

The Vibrant Organic Acids panel is a urine-based assay and performed on mass spectrometry instrumentation, the gold standard in organic acid analysis.

Should I be fasting for the Organic Acids Test?

Yes, you should be fasting before providing your sample for the Organic Acids test.

Before giving my sample for the Organic Acids test, should I discontinue any medications or supplements?

We do not advise discontinuing any necessary medications or supplements and recommend you consult with your prescribing physician or healthcare provider before making any changes to your medication or supplement intake.

Should I change my diet prior to giving a sample for the Organic Acids test?

Yes. Some foods can affect the results of an organic acids test result. We recommend avoiding apples, grapes, raisins, pears, cranberries, dried cranberries and any juices from these fruits for 48 hours prior to taking your urine sample.  You should also avoid the following supplements which may affect test results if taken within 48 hrs prior to giving your urine sample: ribose, arabinogalactan, echinacea, and reishi mushrooms.

Does the product purchase include a test review from a Bion Healthcare practitioner?

No, the product purchase does not include a test review from a practitioner. Click here to schedule a test review.

Step 1. Get Registered

Complete the New Patient Registration form.

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2. Purchase the Micronutrients + Organic Acid Test

Place your diagnostic lab test order online.

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3. Schedule a Test Review Appointment

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