Glutathione, Erythrocytes

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Special Instructions:
Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Please refrain from taking non-essential medications, and dietary supplements that contain glutathione for 72 hours prior to the specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant and important intracellular antioxidant. GSH in erythrocytes is an indicator of intracellular GSH status, the overall health of cells and of the ability to endure toxic challenges. It is involved in many biological processes including detoxification of xenobiotics, removal of oxygen-reactive species, regulation of the redox state of cells and the oxidative state of important protein sulfhydryl groups, and regulation of immune function.
Low levels of GSH have been reported in cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS, autism, alcoholism, and debilitating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It has also been associated with chronic retention of many potential toxic elements, chemicals and some drugs.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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