Micronutrient Analysis: Discovering the body

Micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential for our body. They are involved in numerous metabolic processes and contribute to maintaining the health of organs and systems. Micronutrient deficiencies can lead to various health problems.

What is micronutrient analysis?

Micronutrient analysis is a test that can determine the lack or excess of micronutrients in the body. The analysis is usually done from a blood sample, but urine or hair samples can also be used.

What are the benefits of micronutrient analysis?

Micronutrient analysis can offer various benefits:

Which micronutrients are measured during the analysis?

The micronutrients measured during micronutrient analysis vary depending on the type of study. The most commonly measured micronutrients include: vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc. trace elements: chromium, copper, fluorine, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium

How does micronutrient analysis work?

Micronutrient analysis is usually carried out in a doctor's office or in a laboratory. Blood collection involves puncturing a vein on the arm and taking a small amount of blood. Blood collection is usually painless and only takes a few minutes.

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There are different types of micronutrient analyses. The type of analysis that is best for you depends on your individual needs. The results of micronutrient analysis should be discussed with a doctor.


You can find further questions about micronutrient analysis here.

Who should have micronutrient analysis performed?

Micronutrient analysis can be useful for people of all ages. It is particularly recommended for people with the following risk factors:
Unhealthy diet: People who eat an unhealthy diet are at increased risk of micronutrient deficiencies.
diseases: Certain medical conditions can lead to micronutrient deficiencies.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pregnant and breastfeeding women have an increased need for micronutrients.
Stress: Stress can increase micronutrient requirements.
Competitive sport: Competitive athletes have an increased need for micronutrients.

How long does it take to get the micronutrient analysis results?

Micronutrient analysis results are usually available within one to two days.

Do I have to be sober for micronutrient analysis?

For some micronutrients, such as vitamin D, it is necessary to be fasting. For other micronutrients, this is not necessary. Your doctor will tell you whether you need to be sober.

What can I do if I am deficient in micronutrients?

Dietary change: A change in diet can help address micronutrient deficiencies.
Dietary supplement: Dietary supplements can compensate for micronutrient deficiencies.
Intravenous infusions: In severe cases, an intravenous infusion of micronutrients may be necessary.

What are the side effects of micronutrient analysis?

Micronutrient analysis usually has no side effects. There may be a small swelling or bruise at the puncture site.