Vibrant Wellness Tests

Now on sale are the MicroNutrient testing and the Wheat Zoomer; typically $199 each, but from 12/16-1/2 the price is $199 for both!  They are both DBS (Dried Blood Spot) tests that can be purchased in-office and done conveniently at home.  

Total Micronutrient Test (DBS)

This is a whole blood test available on dried blood spot (DBS) collection. This test includes whole blood measures of the following analytes:

VITAMINS
Vitamin A
Vitamin Bl
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B5
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E
Vitamin Kl
Vitamin K2
Folate

MINERALS
Calcium
Manganese
Zinc
Copper
Chromium
Iron
Magnesium
Copper to Zinc Ratio
METABOLITES
Choline
Inositol
Carnitine
MMA

AMINO ACIDS
Asparagine
Glutamine
Serine
Arginine
Citrulline
Isoleucine
Valine
Leucine
ANTIOXIDANTS
Coenzyme QIO
Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium

Technology and Clinical Utility

The Vibrant Total Micronutrient (DBS) is a convenient and efficient test for measuring whole blood levels of a wide variety of micronutrients. By using whole blood collection, we are able to provide an accurate pooled measurement of levels of the micronutrients in extra- and intracellular spaces.

The test is performed using the gold standard of mass spectrometry, after extracting the specimen from the dried blood card using a patented and proprietary elution buffer coupled with a dilution buffer, for enhanced specimen volume collection and accuracy.

Advantages of the Total Micronutrient (DBS) include:

Ease of sample collection – can be done at home by patients

Accuracy of results – mass spectrometry is the gold standard of direct micronutrient measurement

Affordability – with no phlebotomy costs associated, and longer sample stability times, additional collection and handling costs are eliminated

Wheat Zoomer Test

1 in 7 individuals in the United States has a wheat-related disorder.

As gluten- and wheat-sensitivity become better recognized in the medical community, the need for accurate and highly sensitive testing to identify affected individuals has grown. Vibrant’s answer is the Wheat ZoomerTM.

The Wheat ZoomerTM aids in the specific recognition of antibodies to wheat peptides – including gluten and non-gluten components, along with antibodies that indicate the presence of intestinal permeability. It is also a highly sensitive peptide-based array designed to detect autoimmune reactions to gluten.

Markers Measured:

  • All known deamidated gliadins
  • Alpha, alpha-beta, gamma and omega gliadin
  • HMW and LMW glutenin family
  • Zonulin protein
  • Anti-zonulin
  • Anti-actin
  • Anti-lipopolysaccharide (LPS)
  • tTG-DGP Fusion Peptides
  • Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)
  • Differential transglutaminase: 2, 3 and 6
  • Wheat IgE antibodies (for wheat allergies)
  • Non-gluten wheat proteins
    • Farinins
    • Globulins
    • Serpins
    • Amylase/Protease Inhibitors

Symptoms and conditions associated with wheat and/or gluten sensitivity include:

  • Digestive discomfort/IBS
  • Low vitamin D levels
  • Difficulty concentrating or “brain fog”
  • Low energy levels/fatigue
  • Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut syndrome”)
  • Skin inflammation (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis)
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Weight gain/weight loss
  • Joint pain or numbness in the legs, arms, or fingers

The Wheat ZoomerTM requires a blood draw and fasting for at least 8 hours prior to your draw is recommended, but not required.

Comprehensive antibody recognition will simultaneously identify any of the conditions which may be associated with gluten and/or wheat, to include:

  • Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut syndrome”)
  • Celiac disease
  • Wheat allergy
  • Wheat germ agglutinin-related vitamin D deficiencies
  • Gluten ataxia and other neurological symptoms
  • Dermatitis/eczema (skin-related disorders)
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Wheat sensitivity

For additional information on Vibrant Wellness Tests, please visit vibrant-wellness.com or give us a call at (270) 506-3853.