This test is used to monitor the blood level of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) which will ensure more precise dosing for anyone looking to achieve and maintain high levels of this important antioxidant.
Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of all cells. Coenzyme Q10 is found naturally in food, with highest concentrations in organs such as the brain, heart, liver, and kidney.
The CoQ10 blood level is reported to decrease with age and to be low in those who have chronic diseases. Examples are a heart condition, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS.
Diagnosis CoQ10 deficiency in mitochondrial disorders (disorders that occur when structures that produce energy for a cell malfunction); Monitoring patients receiving statin, beta blocker or blood pressure therapy; Monitoring CoQ10 status during treatment of various degenerative conditions such as Parkinson and Alzheimer disease.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.