Metabolic Analysis Profile
Organic acids present in urine (Metabolic Analysis Profile)
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Urine contains a great number of waste products from the body and by analysing these one can learn an awful lot about what is going on in the internal workings of the body. It is a little bit like rummaging through the rubbish that has been thrown out of a house – that would tell you a great deal about what went on in that house with respect to the occupants’ diet, work, hobbies, interests and so on.
The Metabolic Analysis Profile (MAP) is an important clinical tool for treating imbalances underlying metabolic, nutritional, and neurological disorders. This test assesses four main areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function and dysbiosis markers, cellular energy production, neurotransmitter metabolites and an assessment of nutrient sufficiency. Using test results, your nutritional therapist can design comprehensive, customised therapies to restore optimal metabolic health.
First morning urine samples ( 2 x 5ml tubes that the lab will provide to be filled).
The urine containers and instructions are sent out directly from the lab.
- Patients should be fasting for 8-12 hours (water only), having drunk enough fluids to quench thirst on the day/evening prior to collection and bladder should be completely emptied the night before collection. Do not collect sample during menstruation. Discontinue supplementation (including creatine, alpha-ketoglutarate, malic acid; citrate, malate, or orotate form of minerals) 4 days prior to testing unless wishing to monitor therapy.
- Avoid eating all of the following foods for 24 hours prior to testing. : apples. plums, prunes, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pineapple, fruit juices, bananas, rhubarb, plaintain, kiwi, raisins, tomatoes, avocado, walnuts, pecans, butternuts, hickory nuts, soda pop, wine, cream of tartar (check labels on baked goods), benzoate (preservative) and sweetener.
- Post the samples in the packaging materials provided, making sure that the laboratory request form is sent along with the samples. There is no need to use a courier service if sending samples within the UK.
- Please note that there is an additional interpretation/ consultation fee