Nutrition Tests

Health and Wellness Genetic Test

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This comprehensive genetic test consists of a panel of 45 genetic markers that enable our dietitians to provide personalized nutrition advice and physical activity recommendations tailored to your DNA. This test can help you determine how you respond to key components of your diet as well as physical activity.  

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Weight Management Genetic Test

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This is a scientifically-based weight management genetic test. It will help you understand how your body uses food and show you what kinds of foods you should or should not eat, where you may have deficiencies or excesses, and even how you should exercise in order to optimize your weight loss results.  

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Food Intolerance Test

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Food intolerance can occur when our bodies cannot properly digest and convert the foods we eat into the necessary nutrients that fuel our systems. This test utilizes the advanced Microarray IgG Analysis to determine food sensitivities for over 200 different foods with just a few drops of blood. 

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Metabolic Rate Test

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A weight management plan should be based on our physiological needs and not a standardized, "one size fits all" approach. With the help of this test, we are able to quickly assess your metabolism, providing an accurate assessment for a more focused and personalized weight management plan. 

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Omega-3 Index Test

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Omega-3, omega-6 and trans fats all play a role in your health and are related to risk for heart disease. Tracking these numbers can help you optimize them for your health. Everyone responds differently to lifestyle changes so the only way to know how your blood levels respond is to test. 

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Mother’s Milk DHA test

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Mother’s Milk DHA test measures the level of DHA in your breast milk as DHA is an important component of a baby’s developing brain. DHA levels in breast milk changes based on how much we eat. This test can ensure Mother’s Milk DHA levels meet the needs of the infant’s growing brain.  

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Health and Wellness Genetic Test

Eat According to Your Genes

What is it? 


This comprehensive genetic test is a simple test that consists of 45 genetic markers which reveal food or nutrients that is either a pro or con towards the workings of your genetic profile. It personalizes your nutritional recommendations such as food choices, weight management and physical activities. The test raises the awareness of knowing what foods to avoid especially if you want to prevent diseases from occurring in the future.    


Who will benefit from it?


This test is beneficial to those who are curious about whether the food or nutrients you consume are advisable for your body. You will be able to distinguish the food that is right for you. With this knowledge at hand, your weight loss journey will be a less complicated one. 


Scientific Background


Although Health and Wellness Genetic Test is a new scientific discipline that delves into to the relationship between nutrition and genes, individual claim that it has made a difference in their lives. Research suggests that we are all unique in how the body absorb and utilize nutrients. That being said, not one dietary advice fits all.  


How to do the test?


Your saliva will be collected from the test kit. After this is done, we will send the saliva collection to the lab for analysis. A comprehensive report will be given to you. Our dietitian will discuss results and develop a personalized nutritional plan based on your genotype. The test must be done at DaNutri Office. 

Special Features:

  • Comprehensive genetic test consisting of 45 genetic markers
  • Genetic tests are based on the most robust scientific evidence
  • DNA is analyzed using a simple saliva sample
  • Personalized recommendations developed based on your unique genetic profile​

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Health and Wellness Genetic Test

 

$498

Please call our office at 718-961-1496 or click here to schedule an appointment online to perform the test at our clinic.

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Weight Management Genetic Test

Lose All the Guesswork and Your Weight

 What is it? 

 

As the saying goes, “One diet does not fit all”, is as accurate as is it sound. This Weight Management Genetic Test, also called GxSlim test, is a simple cheek swab that collects DNA from cells inside your mouth done by the Genetic Directions. This test shows the correlation of your DNA and how your body processes carbohydrates, protein, fat, micronutrients, etc. There are also recommended exercises that are in alignment with your DNA make up. 


Who will benefit from it?


Many individuals who aspire to shed a few pounds or maximize their health will benefit this test. The result of this test is intended to guide you through the particular changes you can make to improve your diet and exercise. 

 

Scientific Background


Genetic direction has done years and years of research to provide the best practice for healthy eating and physical activity. There have been testimonials from people who experienced the test and expressed their feedback with positivity.

Here is an example from the Genetic Direction website regarding testimonials about GxSlim. 

I’ve been working to determine which foods and types of exercise are most beneficial for my body. Through five years of trial and error, I learned what was best for me. My GxSlim genetic test and report gave me that information in two weeks.

Christina R. | Dallas, TX

  

How to do the test?

 

After the simple cheek swab is collected, we will send it to the lab for analysis. A comprehensive report will be given to you with specific details about the kinds of food you should or should not eat, and the types of exercises you should perform. Our dietitian will discuss the results with you. The test must be done at DaNutri office. 

Special Features:

  •  Analysis of 16 weight-related genetic traits
  • Food recommendations (includes macro-nutrient breakdown and caloric needs)
  • Nutrient recommendations (includes supplement suggestions)​
  • Exercise recommendations (includes cardio and strength training)​

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Weight Management Genetic Test

  

$388

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Food Intolerance Test

Identify Over 200 Food Intolerance

What is it? 


The Food Intolerance Test, or the Pinner test, is the only test that can determine which foods you are intolerant to. This test can determine over 200 different common foods that a person may be intolerant to. When your body is unable to digest food properly, it will release a few symptoms such as, inflammation which may lead to skin problems, bloating, rheumatoid arthritis and intestinal problems. Once you find what food you are intolerant to, you are more able to prevent symptoms of discomfort due to food intolerance and are more cautious about your food choices which make a big difference when you’re aiming to achieving optimal health. 

 

Who will benefit from it?


Beneficiaries of this test will have an idea of what food to avoid. They will benefit this because once you know what food to eliminate from your diet; you begin to be relieved of the uncomfortable symptoms. Many people who did the Pinner test noticed that once they eliminated a particular food in their diet, their symptoms have subsided. 


Scientific Background


Food intolerance can occur when you eat something but it fails to be properly broken down in the intestines. The main reason for this failure (maldigestion) is due to a lack of digestive enzymes. When the body doesn’t produce enough (or any) of these enzyme, the proteins cannot convert into amino acids or nutrients, and will start accumulating in the gut and eventually make their way into the bloodstream improperly.​ The immune system identifies these partially digested proteins as foreign intruders and attacks them. This attack triggers inflammation in the gut. 


One way to fight food intolerance related symptoms is to find out which particular foods give your digestive system issues, and eliminate them from your diet. The more advanced way to identify which foods you’re intolerant to is by using the food intolerance test.


How to do the test?

 

All that’s required from you is a few drops of blood drawn from a simple finger prick. We will send your blood sample to the lab for analysis. A comprehensive report will be given to you within 8 - 10 business days. Our dietitian will discuss results with you. The test must be done at DaNutri office. 

Special Features:

  • Determine over 200 different common foods that a person may be intolerant to 
  • List of food that a person should avoid
  • Overcome food intolerance symptoms by eliminating the problem food
  • Require just a few drops of blood drawn from a simple finger prick

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Food Intolerance Test

  

$498

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Metabolic Rate Test

Metabolic Rate Matters!

What is it? 


Resting metabolic rate (also called RMR) is the rate at which your body burns energy when it is at complete rest. When at rest, your body needs a certain amount of calories to keep it functioning at all times. The result of the test shows the calories that are needed to be consumed in order to maintain your weight. We can utilize the information to develop personalized nutrition and activity plans to achieve weight management and nutrition goals.  And as your metabolic rate changes as you lose weight, re-measurement during weight loss allows you to avoid weight loss plateaus by altering your nutrition and exercise plan to reflect changes in your body.
 

Who will benefit from it?

 

Individuals who are seeking weight loss, maintain weight, are diagnosed with diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure or other weight related conditions will benefit this test. 

 

Scientific Background


Our metabolic rate determines how many calories our body burns each day. In order to lose weight, we need to consume fewer calories than we burn each day. Since metabolic rate is an essential component to weight management, it is important to assess your metabolic rate to establish your daily calorie goals. We use an FDA-Approved Indirect Calorimeter that accurately measures oxygen consumption (VO2) to determine resting metabolic rate. This metabolic rate test has an accuracy of 1 - 3% when compared to other metabolic carts.  


How to do the test?


One the day of your measurement, do not:

  • eat or drink anything for at least 4 hours prior to your appointment. Water is OK.
  • Do not exercise for at least 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment
  • Do not consume caffeine or nutrition supplements for 4 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Do not use nicotine for 1 hour prior to your schedule appointment
  • Continue to take any prescribed medications


You will be given the device with a nose strip and a mouthpiece. All you need to do is breathe into the device by mouth only for 5-10 minutes. Your result will be available in seconds. 


Insurance Coverage


Insurance coverage is dependent upon your policy and is difficult to make generalizations regarding coverage. however, most insurance companies including Medicare will consider coverage if you have an underlying medical disease related to your excess body weight. Contact us to find out if your insurance will cover this test.

Special Features:

  • Create individualized nutrition and activity plans based from the RMR measurement, occupational level, sleep schedule, and weight management goals
  • Compare your RMR values and normative metabolic ranges
  • Detailed patient education report to improve energy-balance literacy and promote self-management.
  • May be covered by health insurance

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Metabolic Rate Test

  

$69 (Free with insurance*) 

Please call our office at 718-961-1496 or click here to schedule an appointment online to perform the test at our clinic.


 *Your insurance may cover this test. Contact us for more information. 

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Omega-3 Index Test

Protect Your Heart, Brain, Eyes, and Overall Health

What is it? 


The Omega-3 Index is a test that measures the amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in red blood cell membranes. 95.7% of American do not get enough EPA and DHA. Tracking these numbers can help you optimize them for your health. People who take this test pay more attention to their omega 3 consumption, either through food or supplements. Everyone responds differently to lifestyle changes so the only way to know how your blood levels respond is to test. 


Who will benefit from it?

 

Individuals who want to achieve optimal health; lessen the chances of cardiovascular diseases are encouraged to take this test so that they can be aware of their omega 3 percentage.

 

Scientific Background

 

Omega 3 Index blood test measures the percentage of EPA and DHA in the red blood cell fatty acids. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) has the ability to lower triglycerides, helps maintain proper function of your heart and is an anti-inflammatory. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is important for brain development. Both are essential in the human body because they are needed for repairing and producing cells. The range of a normal Omega-3 Index is between 8% - 12%. Individuals with a higher Omega-3 Index are less at risk to developing heart disease, loss of cognitive function, bipolar disorder, depression and age related macular degeneration.


How to do the test?


The dietitian will collect your blood sample. After, we will send the blood sample to the lab for analysis. All that’s required from you is a few drops of blood drawn from a simple finger prick. A report will be given to you in 2 - 3 weeks. Our dietitian will discuss results with you. The test must be done at DaNutri office. 

Benefits of Knowing Your Omega-3 Index

  • Heart - From a better functioning heart to healthier blood vessels, there are many reasons why people with higher omega-3 blood levels have better heart health.  
  • Brain - Omega-3s play a role in brain health during every phase of life – from infant brain development to maintaining cognitive function as we age.  
  • Eyes - Omega-3 DHA is a main component of eyes, and having higher levels of omega-3s is related to better eye health and visual development.  
  • Overall Health - There are multiple benefits to the mind and body in having a higher Omega-3 Index, all of which contribute to slower aging. 

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Omega-3 Index Test

  

$79

Please call our office at 718-961-1496 or click here to schedule an appointment online to perform the test at our clinic.   

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Mother’s Milk DHA test

Give the Best to Your Baby

What is it? 


Mother’s Milk DHA test measures the level of DHA in your breast milk as DHA is an important component of a baby’s developing brain. DHA levels in breast milk changes based on how much we eat. This test can ensure Mother’s Milk DHA levels meet the needs of the infant’s growing brain. 


Who will benefit from it?

 

Mothers and their baby will benefit this test. As a mother you will not only be aware of your DHA levels but it is also a big step forward to helping your baby grow and achieve optimal health. 


Scientific Background

 

DHA, the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and retina, is a particularly important factor in the first two years of a child’s development. DHA assists in brain and eye development and function, and supports healthy heart function. DHA levels in breast milk, like blood, go up and down mainly based on how much we eat. It is recommended that  lactating women consume at least 200 mg of DHA per day and mother’s milk DHA levels of at least 0.32% to meet the needs of the infant’s growing brain. However, the average intake for women in their 20s-30s in the United States is only about 55 mg per day. Since Americans tend to have low DHA levels, it is reasonable to assume that their breast milk levels are low as well. 


If your DHA levels are optimum with your first testing, and you maintain the same health status, diet, and/or supplements, then once is enough. However, if your levels are low, and you decide to increase your intake of DHA (via fish or fish oil pills), then you can take the test as soon as two weeks after your previous test. It only takes two weeks to change the levels of DHA in your breast milk! 


How to do the test?


Our dietitian will collect your breast milk sample at DaNutri office. You will dab a drop of breast milk from the breast or a bottle onto the milk collection card that is included in the package. The milk on the collection card needs to be dry. After this, they will send the milk collection to the lab for analysis. A report will be given to you in 2 - 3 weeks. The dietitian will discuss results with you. The test must be done at DaNutri office. 

How soon should you start testing?

It’s best to measure your breast milk DHA levels about 2-4 weeks after delivering your baby. DHA levels change naturally from the breast milk in the first few days after delivery (called “colostrum”) to the later breast milk (“mature milk”). Measuring your DHA breast milk level within the first month of breast feeding will allow you to make the necessary changes to your diet if you have low DHA levels.  

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Mother’s Milk DHA test

  

$59

Please call our office at 718-961-1496 or click here to schedule an appointment online to perform the test at our clinic.

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