Why Use Buccal Cells?
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Research has shown that sublingual epithelial cells correlate well
with deep body tissue such as heart tissue taken during bypass surgery and
skeletal muscle biopsies. Additionally, NASA studies of muscle and bone changes
in space correlate with sublingual epithelial cells.
Buccal cells have high correlation between altered mineral
levels and pathophysiological conditions in multiple medical syndromes.
Sublingual cells provide new and important information as to the status
of cardiac mineral electrolytes in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Sublingual epithelial cells offer a rapidly renewing, homogeneous cell
population that reflects current total body intracellular mineral status.
Buccal cells have a high cytoplasm to nucleus structure facilitating mineral
analysis. Cells contain full metabolic biochemical pathways.
Blood and urine levels of minerals and ions DO NOT necessarily reflect what
is happening in the working cellular tissues.
Tissue cells contain 99% or more of the body’s magnesium and potassium, while serum
contains only 1% of total.
Low intracellular tissue levels of mineral electrolytes may exist while the
serum levels appear normal.
Using buccal cells in conjunction with Analytical Scanning Electron
Microscopy makes ICD's ExaTest™ the most sensitive diagnostic medium for
intracellular tissue measurement of light elements.
With ExaTest™ technology, the physician may monitor metabolic changes and the
patient's response to therapy. You may routinely detect low levels of magnesium
and potassium or elevated calcium and phosphorus. Calcification of cardiac and
body tissue as calcium mobilizes from the bones to soft tissue may be an early
sign of CAD and/or osteoporosis.
Buccal cells are safe, easy to obtain and use as a smear on specially prepared
slides. Fixed specimens have a long life and do not deteriorate in transit.
EXA™ Test Is…
a proven procedure using rapidly metabolizing sublingual (buccal) cells
of the oral cavity to reflect very fast tissue changes of vital minerals inside
a reproducible and reliable method allowing the practitioner to
monitor and screen cellular mineral balance objectively and repeatedly in
order to follow the patient metabolic physical status.
the world's first reference test for tissue mineral electrolytes, and
your solution to measuring dynamic intracellular mineral levels.
our Research and Reference section.