This forecast report gives you algorithmic predictions based on your bloodwork analysis. If the probability is greater than 50%, the prediction is likely. The higher the probability, the greater the strength of the prediction.
Elevated Apolipoprotein B
Correlates with LDL particle number and thus cardiovascular disease risk.
Elevated LDL-P
Oxidized LDL particles are implicated in cardiovascular disease. Both the number and size of LDL particles should be considered when evaluating CVD risk. May be elevated due to insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, intestinal permeability, gut infections, or genetics.
Reticulocyte Dysregulation
Suggest testing reticulocytes directly as our algorithms are unable to differentiate between the low and high reticulocyte patterns. A high reticulocyte count may be due to haemolytic or blood loss anaemia. If reticulocytes are elevated, suspect a falsely elevated MCV. Low reticulocytes indicate anaemia of chronic disease (i.e. due to inflammation) or iron deficiency.
Elevated Benzophenone-3
Used as sunscreen agents for skin protection, and as UV filters in cosmetic products and plastics to improve stability.
Elevated Lead
Used in leaded gasoline, industrial processes such as lead smelting and coal combustion, lead-based paints, lead containing pipes or lead-based solder in water supply systems, battery recycling, grids and bearings, etc.
Elevated Methyl Mercury
Contaminated fish consumption.
Elevated MTBE
Used as an additive to replace lead in gasoline, but its use was banned after widespread groundwater contamination was discovered.
Elevated Methyl Paraben
Used as antimicrobial preservatives in personal care products, and can also be used in pharmaceuticals, as well as in food and beverage processing.
Copper Deficiency
Most commonly due to malabsorption, malnutrition, or excessive zinc intake/supplementation.
Manganese Deficiency
An essential trace element required for the activity of several enzymes including the mitochondrial antioxidant defense superoxide dismutase family. Manganese is involved in carbohydrate metabolism; either deficiency or excess results in abnormal carbohydrate metabolism.
Elevated Inorganic Mercury
Exposure to inorganic mercury may be via dental amalgams, skin lightening products, and cosmetics.
Elevated Fluoride
Community water fluoridation and toothpaste.
Elevated Ethyl Paraben
Used as antimicrobial preservatives in personal care products, and can also be used in pharmaceuticals, as well as in food and beverage processing.
Elevated Phthalates
Used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. Often called plasticizers, some phthalates are used as solvents (dissolving agents) for other materials. They are used in many products, such as vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, automotive plastics, plastic clothes (raincoats), and personal-care products (soaps, shampoos, hair sprays, and nail polishes). Phthalates are used widely in polyvinyl chloride plastics, which are used to make products such as plastic packaging film and sheets, garden hoses, inflatable toys, blood-storage containers, and medical tubing.
B12 Deficiency
May be caused by inadequate intake (especially vegetarian and vegan diets), malabsorption, pernicious anemia, excessive alcohol intake, and autoimmune diseases.
Elevated 2,4-dichlorophenol
Used in the wood preservation industry as intermediates in the production of pesticides, and as disinfectants or fungicides for industrial and indoor home use.