NutrEval® Plasma Test Prep


Instructions for Clinicians and Patients


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 — CLINICIANS — 

Collection and Processing Instructions Video

This video will demonstrate how to collect and processs your sample with the NutrEval Plasma from Genova Diagnostics.

Additional information for using the kit is also provided below for your convenience.

Important Prep Before Patient Takes Test

  • Schedule the patient accordingly
  • Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders impacting kidney function or creatinine levels.
  • Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period or while pregnant

Medications May Impact Results

The discontinuation of any medication is at the discretion of the physician if medically appropriate.

  • All classes of antibiotics, antifungals and probiotics
  • Amphetamines
  • Acid blocking medications (e.g. Cimetidine)
  • Anti-diabetic medications increasing urine glucose (e.g. Invokana)
  • Fibrates medications (e.g. Ciprofibrate)
  • Corticosteroids

 — CLINICIANS — 

4 Days Before The Test

Have the patient discontinue all of the following if medically appropriate.

  • Non-essential medications and/or supplements including acetaminophen and over-the-counter cold remedies; any vitamins, minerals, amino acids (including protein and creatinine supplements)
  • Herbal supplements taken regularly — including enhanced sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters
  • Products containing artificial sweeteners and Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

24 Hours Before The Test

  • Patient should eat their usual diet. Over-consuming any single food or extreme diets should be avoided.
  • Fluid intake should be limited to eight (8) 8-ounce glasses of fluid 24-hours prior to urine specimen collection.

Night Before The Test

  • Patient must fast overnight prior to the blood draw

The Day of The Test

  • Both urine tubes must be completely frozen prior to blood draw appointment
More Info – NutrEval Plasma Test Order Page

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 — PATIENTS — 

Important Prep Before Patient Takes Test

  • Schedule your blood draw with your physician
  • Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. This test should not be performed on individuals with kidney disorders impacting kidney function or creatinine levels.
  • Female patients should not collect urine during a menstrual period or while pregnant

Medications May Impact Results

Do not discontinue any medication without first speaking with your physician.

  • All classes of antibiotics
  • Amphetamines
  • Acid blocking medications (e.g. Cimetidine)
  • Anti-diabetic medications increasing urine glucose (e.g. Invokana)
  • Fibrates medications (e.g. Ciprofibrate)
  • Corticosteroids

 — PATIENTS — 

4 Days Before The Test

Discontinue all of the following (unless instructed otherwise by your physician).

  • Non-essential medications and/or supplements including acetaminophen and over-the-counter cold remedies; any vitamins, minerals, amino acids (including protein and creatinine supplements)
  • Herbal supplements taken regularly – including enhanced sports drinks, energy drinks, and vitamin waters
  • Products containing artificial sweeteners and Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

24 Hours Before The Test

  • Eat your usual diet. Over-consuming any single food or extreme diets should be avoided.
  • Fluid intake should be limited to eight (8) 8-ounce glasses of fluid 24-hours prior to urine specimen collection.

At Least 8 Hours Before The Test

  • Patients must fast overnight prior to the blood draw

The Day of The Test

  • Both urine tubes must be completely frozen prior to blood draw appointment
More Info – NutrEval Plasma Test Order Page

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