Two vitamin D studies were published recently, both utilizing ZRT's testing in dried blood spot. Dried blood spot samples are well suited for research applications because they are equivalent to serum but have the advantage of ease of sample collection, shipping, and storage, which doesn’t require any refrigeration or biohazard labeling. Also, samples are easily identified by details that can…

Tags: Hormone Balance, Vitamin D, Research, Blood Spot Testing

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New Research on Vitamin D Using Dried Blood Spot Testing

Dr. Kim Tippens, ND, MS, MPH is an integrative medicine researcher and professor with the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is an African American naturopathic doctor, a small minority in a profession dominated by white women. A survey of licensed naturopathic practitioners in two US states reported that 94% of NDs in Washington and 95% in Connecticut identified…

Tags: Patient Education, Research

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Celebrating Black History Month - An Interview with Naturopathic Dr. Kim Tippens

Theodore Zava, a research associate at ZRT Laboratory, was recently published in the Townsend Letter for his work with iodine testing. The Townsend Letter article summarizes a study done with ten volunteers from ZRT Laboratory, five men and five women with no history of iodine supplementation. The goal in this study was to analyze urine iodine excretion kinetics before and after a 50 mg…

Tags: Iodine, Elements Testing, Thyroid Health, Research, Mineral Imbalances

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