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What tests would you do?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by tim0011, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. tim0011

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  2. Valentijn

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    I've had a lot from that lab, since they're local to where I live.

    The blood platelet catecholamines (neurotransmitters panel 1) was very useful. Organic acids and 24 hour amino acids (under Urine) can be useful if you want to see how screwed up your kreb's cycle and amino acids are - these can help in figuring out if you need to supplement some vitamins or minerals or amino acids, or you can test vitamins and an "elements in blood panel" directly.

    I had other things tested (thyroid, other hormones), but that stuff was pretty normal. I wouldn't do any of their "Immunology" testing because they don't provide ranges or even say what sort of test they use, so it's impossible to tell if the results mean anything.
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    Technically, yes, but I don't think they check into it at all. My US doc that ordered the tests didn't have an email address on the form, so they just the results to my email.
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    Hi Tim,
    This description is from their list of tests. It was highly recommended by Richvank as it best of all tests from all labs reflects the methylation . He has written an interpretation that you could find here at the forum. It has been very helpful for me and for friends. You can see from the labvalues if a methylation protocol would be suitable for you. I am sure you can get help here to interprete the results. Good luck! Helen
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    I have been told of a blood test for

    NAGALASE

    http://www.europeanlaboratory.nl/

    and that this lab does it.

    Its supposed to be important to get it before beginning mcgaff ....

    but I don't know what it is?

    has anyone done it and is the lab good?

    :) thanks

    results of M.E. groups are high and this is a good marker to physical problem?
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    aquariusgirl is that question for me?

    I have almost forgotten about this line of enquiry!

    I believe I was told by M.E. charity groups that people with M.E. often show a high level of Nagalese in a blood test.

    In my own post, I was hoping someone with more knowledge could expand on this :)

    People are being offered free McGaff treatment in the North of England (possibly elsewhere too I have been told) - and if it successfully treats M.E. only then does one have to pay. Payment maybe around two thousand pounds.
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    p.s. blinkin' 'eck I have done it again!

    sorry - its GcMaff - NOT McGaff .....

    :(
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I've had nagalase tested a number of times. It came down steadily while on GcMAF. I think quite of few of us have tested nagalase.

    Suhi

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