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The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is a world leader in providing testing for metabolic, genetic, mitochondrial, and environmental factors in chronic illnesses. We offer a variety of state-of-the-art metabolic and genetic tests such as the Organic Acids Test, GPL-TOX (Toxic Non-Metal Chemical Profile), IgG Food Allergies Test, and GPL-SNP1000, our DNA Sequencing Profile. Our ultimate goal is to help you provide your patients with the most personalized medicine possible and improve their quality of life. To find a specialist or to obtain a physician referral, contact our customer service department at 913-341-8949 or click here.
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PLA2, an enzyme found in snake and bee venom, as well as in human tissue, has been found to be elevated in a variety of inflammation-related disorders. It is considered a good marker for increased risk of developing or worsening inflammatory conditions including allergies, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease (including atherosclerosis), Crohn’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, bipolar depression, long term depression, schizophrenia, and sepsis. This presentation will review the new information available about PLA2, including an ongoing pilot study with MS patients, methods for PLA2 testing, and treatments that reduce PLA2 levels and inflammation.
Oxalic acid is the most acidic organic acid in the human body. Its formation of oxalate salt with various minerals and metals can lead to crystal formation that damages various tissue structures, cause mineral imbalances and often aggravates disorders such as autism, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and arthritis. This lecture will present information about oxalate toxicity and low oxalate diet.