Metametrix Introduces the New Vitamin K Assay

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News J E 4
DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 6 Metametrix Clinical Laboratory(, a leader in nutritional and metabolic testingservices, announced the introduction of the Vitamin K Assay. This latesttesting profile measures a functional marker of Vitamin K, undercarboxylatedosteocalcin. As one of the first commercial laboratories to offer this type ofvitamin K assessment, Metametrix continues its leadership and innovation.

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as a co-factor in theproduction of blood coagulation factors (in the liver), osteocalcin (in bone),and matrix Gla-protiens (in cartilage and vessel walls) each resulting in thedeposition of ionic calcium. Vitamin K deficiency lengthens the time requiredfor blood to clot, increases bone fracture risk, and may lead to calcificationof the arteries. Individuals especially at risk for vitamin K deficiencyinclude: those with bone loss or risk of bone loss, those on certain drugtherapies, such as warfarin, and those with cardiovascular disease.

From a simple serum collection, vitamin K testing is the latest in aseries of "Fat-Soluble Vitamin Profiles" from Metametrix and is available asan add-on to its ION and Cardio/ION Profiles. For a complete list ofMetametrix laboratory services and related research, visit the website at: .

Metametrix Clinical Laboratory has specialized in producing innovative,Next Generation Technologies(SM) for measuring nutritional, metabolic, andtoxic influences on health for the past 24 years. Metametrix is a leader inproviding integrative and functional medicine testing services and educationto healthcare professionals worldwide.

SOURCE Metametrix Clinical Laboratory


You May Also Like

View All

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
I agree to the terms and conditions
MDCH and Delta Dental of Michigan Team Up to Fight...
Procter & Gamble Provides Support for Media Center...