What is the Quantitative Fluid Analysis?
Quantitative Fluid Analysis is a sophisticated test that measures and reports values of the function and integrity of your body’s internal environment, based on a fresh urine and saliva sample.
There are three components to the test that monitor the building blocks of life found within the bodily fluid. These are pH (which is a measurement of acidity), Oxidation Reduction Potential (Redox), and Resistivity.
Oxidation reduction potential measures the body’s level of oxidative stress, caused by an imbalance in the body’s ability to detoxify the reactive oxygen that occurs as a natural product of metabolism. Reactive oxygen has toxic effects that cause damage to all components of the cell, including proteins, lipids, and DNA. Oxidative stress is correlated with coronary artery disease, cancers, cellular degeneration and even tissue aging. Testing and understanding oxidative stress gives valuable insight into the entire process of aging.
Resistivity is used to calculate the gross mineral concentration of a particular fluid, and hence its metabolic function and activity. A clinician uses these factors to accurately and precisely determine the necessity for additional testing, the efficacy of the chosen implemented therapeutic regime and/or the overall biochemical and physiological function of the patient.
Imbalances in these factors help us understand your current condition, developing health problems, your state of hydration, detoxification, digestion, energy production and more.
How do I prepare for this test?
You will fill-out a health history form in clinic on the day of your appointment. You may also, track your nutrition & activity for a week using these downloadable forms.
The day before taking the QFA a 12 hour fast is required.
When will I get the results from my QFA?
This test is provided on site and yields immediate results.
What can the QFA tell me about my body?
This information can direct our attention to thyroid, immunity, lymph, circulation, liver, adrenal, kidney, pancreas and/or digestion. A computer program is used to interface the data results and determine suggested areas of concern, offering direction towards further testing, possible therapeutic options, and a means of assessing overall success of therapies.