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MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby Juliegee » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:31 pm

Has anyone else encountered this? I've used MDLabTest.com in the past for a great $75 NMR, but can no longer find the test on the website. I'm wondering if it's just my state that cut the test or is it everywhere? I did find another: http://requestatest.com/nmr-lipoprofile-testing for $99.

After tweaking my diet (a al Dr. Gundry) for the past several months, I''m checking for any changes. I'll share the good, bad, or ugly...because that's what we do ;)

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Re: MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby Ski » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:22 pm

Great timing.

Julie - Just found that out myself Monday. Its because they changed to Quest labs and I believe they don't offer it. :cry:

However I found Walkinlabs offering it for $73. I emailed them as they have numerous NMR tests and asked what they included in the cheap one and they uploaded a sample just yesterday for me.

http://www.walkinlab.com/heart-health-t ... dtest.html

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Re: MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby Juliegee » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:52 pm

Thanks, Ski. I compared both sample reports; they're identical. FWIW, neither offers the full LPIR- no biggee, but I would have paid extra for it. You saved me $26 bucks. Hope I get to treat you to lunch sometime to thank you :D

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Re: MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby Ski » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:12 pm

No they do offer it. Type NMR in the search it's the next expensive one


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Re: MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby GeorgeN » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey Julie,

For what it is worth, I've used walkin before and the cheapo option includes an LP-IR score. If you are <25, that is all they show you, but it does show up on the graph, so you can interpolate.

Here is the info on the more expensive option: $117 which may be more extensive http://www.walkinlab.com/anti-aging/nmr-lipoprofile-w-ir-markers-lipids.html
Results include:

Cholesterol, Total
HDL Size
HDL-C
HDL-P (Total)
Insulin Resistance Score
Insulin Resistance/Diab. Risk
Large HDL-P
Large VLDL-P
LDL and HDL Particles
LDL Particle Number
LDL Size
LDL Sz
LDL-C
LDL-P
Lipids
LP-IR Score
sm LDL-P
Small LDL-P
Triglycerides
VLDL Size
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Re: MDLabTests.com no longer offers the NMR...

Postby Juliegee » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:16 pm

Thanks, guys. FWIW, given the huge role that metabolic derangement plays in AD, I think I'm going to opt for the more expensive test...although if LPIR is still low (5 last time directly measured,) I'll move on to the cheaper test.

I also stumbled upon this direct-to-consumer test that focuses more on inflammation. It looks like great information given the dual role inflammation plays in CAD & AD: http://www.knowyourrisk.com/wp-content/ ... L-P015.pdf


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