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Antioxidant Protection Assay - Redox (APA) - ALCAT Test Kit

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The Antioxidant Protection Assay - Redox (APA) - ALCAT Test Kit identifies antioxidants that boost antioxidant ability and protect cells from oxidative damage.  Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection.


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No fasting is required. Patients should avoid consuming antibiotics and antihistamines for 5 days, oral steroids for 7 days, and topical steroids for 24 hours before collection. Patients should also reduce vitamin C to 2500 mg or less for 48 hours before collection. If possible, take medications or supplements after collection. Check with your physician before stopping any medications. Make sure to read all collection instructions.

Test Results:

5-7 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.


Assays include: Redox Assay, and Antioxidant/Anti-Inflammatory Protection Assay (APA)

The Antioxidant Protection Assay - Redox (APA) - ALCAT Test Kit includes the following 49 test components:

Botanicals, Plant Extracts, Pigments, Phytonutrients:


  • Acai Berry | Andrographis | Astaxanthin | Astralagus
  • Bilberry | Boswellia
  • Camu Camu | Chlorophyll | Cinnamon
  • Echinacea | Elderberry
  • Garlic | Ginger | Gingko Biloba | Goji Berry | Grape Seed | Green Tea 
  • Lavender | Lycopene
  • Maitake Mushroom | Mangosteen | Melatonin | Milk Thistle | Moringa
  • Noni Berry 
  • Piperine | Pomegranate | Pycogenol 
  • Quercetin 
  • Resveratrol | Rhodiola Root 
  • Shiitake Mushroom | Sulforaphane 
  • Turmeric 
  • Wild Cherry Bark 
  • Zeaxanthin 


Antioxidant Nutrients and Enzymes:


  • Beta-carotene 
  • Catalase | Coenzyme Q10 
  • Glutathione
  • Lipoic Acid | Lutein 
  • NADH


What is the purpose of this test?

Order this Antioxidant Protection Assay - Redox (APA) - ALCAT Test Kit, which identifies certain antioxidant nutrients that greatly enhance an individual's antioxidant capacity and safeguard their cells from oxidative damage. Maintaining good health is crucial, and one way to achieve this is by ensuring a balanced intake of nutrients. This includes consuming vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids, all essential for proper cell function and metabolic reactions within the body. It's also vital to balance oxidant stress and antioxidant factors to prevent bodily harm. You can promote optimal health and well-being by incorporating these nutrients into your diet and maintaining this balance.


In order to combat the stress caused by pollution, toxins, and drugs, it has been found that consuming micronutrients can be highly beneficial. However, it is important to note that the amount and type of micronutrients required can vary greatly depending on several factors, including lifestyle, genetics, pregnancy, recent infection, sleep patterns, sports activities, age, and gender. Therefore, it is crucial to consider these individual factors to determine the appropriate micronutrient intake for each person. By doing so, individuals can optimize their health and well-being while mitigating the adverse effects of environmental stressors.


What do the results indicate?

  • "Highly Protective" indicates that the patient's activity level is more than 120% of their usual baseline or significant protection from cell damage.
  • "Protective" means the patient's activity level is 10-20% higher than their usual baseline or protection from cell damage. 
  • "No Significant Response" indicates a potential increase of up to 109% from the patient's baseline rate or no significant protection from cell damage. 


Why should I order an Antioxidant Protection Assay - Redox (APA) - ALCAT Test Kit?

If you prioritize a healthy and balanced diet or find it challenging to maintain optimal nutrition, this test can lend you the necessary support. This test is designed to cater to your specific needs and can help you achieve the following health and wellness concerns:


  • Optimize your nutrition and health status with a personalized food and supplement plan.
  • Women's health: fertility, pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause, menopause
  • Weight management, obesity
  • Burnout, fatigue, depression, mood swings, low vitality
  • High performance and severe stress 
  • Chronic and metabolic conditions (increased blood pressure and blood sugar, excess body fat, abnormal cholesterol)
  • Sports nutrition
  • Pre and post-surgery

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