Would you like to learn about how your nutrition can impact your cardiac and metabolic health? Consider SpectraCell testing today!
At Rebecca Bitzer & Associates we utilize specialty testing through SpectraCell Laboratories to evaluate your cardio metabolic health. In other words, you will learn more about your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more. Your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will be able to give you specific recommendations based on your report results.
See here for a Cardio Metabolic Sample Report
Results will give you a snapshot of your health and include measures of blood sugar to assess diabetes risk/ status of the progression of diabetes. The lipid profile will show us not only cholesterol but also particle sizes. We also have the options of adding on some further testing to measure thyroid function and genetic markers. Your dietitian will use these results to determine nutritional recommendations and supplement needs.
Process of getting your results:
- First meet with your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in order for them to review your medical history, family history, symptoms, and goals. Your dietitian will be able to evaluate if this testing is a good option for you!
- Next have your blood drawn for the testing. We have a certified phlebotomist in our Greenbelt office monthly. She comes to the Annapolis location weekly and is in the Columbia area weekly as well. Your dietitian can schedule you for this at your initial appointment.
- The test is FASTING- no food for 12 hours if possible, you can drink plenty of water. Take your medications as prescribed, if you need to take medications with food please do what you need to to get to our office safely. Consult with your doctor to determine a game plan for blood test day.
- Results typically come back to us within 3-4 weeks, our office will alert you when we have received them in order to follow up for an appointment to discuss your results. You will be given multiple copies and we urge you to share with your doctors!
Interested in getting an in depth view of your health from the inside out? Contact us at 301-474-2499 to schedule an initial appointment with one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists or fill out our contact form here.
Dana uses her advanced training in functional nutrition and food sensitivities to help her clients love and trust food again as they heal from years of painful symptoms that have dominated their lives. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide.