EXA Test    Managing Heart Disease and Quality of Life  full spectrum mineral analysis     
                                       Intracellular Tissue Analysis of Essential Mineral Electrolytes 

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is an Energy Dispersive X-Ray

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  Proprietary ASEM Analysis for Tissue Electrolytes


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  EXA Test was developed as an assay for difficult to detect intracellular mineral
  electrolyte deficiencies or imbalance. EXA Test provides information not available
  through blood tests. Using direct tissue analysis EXA Test provides results that
  correlate with heart, muscle and deep organ tissue not with blood.

   EXA Test provides an analysis of tissue where 99% of essential mineral
  electrolytes are found. For example, 99% of magnesium is found in soft
  tissue and less than 1% of magnesium is found in blood.

  Through clinical practice and extensive research, this noninvasive test has proven to
  assist the healthcare provider in managing heart disease and other physiological
  dysfunctions where mineral electrolytes are compromised.

  EXA results assist the healthcare provider in establishing treatment protocols that
  improve the patient's intracellular status, manage symptoms, improve stamina and
  quality of life.

  The EXA Testtissue mineral electrolyte analysis, includes all ions and ratios for
  the following essential light elements:

  Magnesium        Magnesium/Calcium
  Phosphorus        Potassium/Calcium
  Chloride             Phosphorus/Magnesium


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  1.  A epithelial cell scraping is easily obtained from the sublingual area.  The healthcare
  professional scrapes the soft tissue on the floor of the mouth to the side of the frenulum.

  2. The non-cornified sublingual epithelial cell samples are deposited and fixed on specially
  prepared slides and sent to IntraCellular Diagnostics.

  3. Results are rapidly returned with evaluation of the patient's current intracellular mineral
  electrolyte status.

  4. EXA Test  results correlate with heart, muscle and deep organ tissue not with

  5. The information provided is not available through blood tests.

IntraCellular Diagnostics, Inc (ICD) is CLIA approved; California and Oregon State Licensed; an
  Independent Clinical laboratory and a Specialty Reference Laboratory; Eligible for Medicare
  and Private Insurance Coverage. We accept assignment.



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                                       Fluorescent X-Ray Pattern    

                                        Spectral Analysis


  1.  The epithelial cell sample is viewed by an analytical scanning electron microscope and 
  is analyzed by a proprietary Elemental EXA method. 

  • Analytical scanning electron microscopy (ASEM) is an Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis   (EXA).

  2.  The specimen is bombarded by high energy electrons or X-Rays.

  3.  Energy is released by wavelengths which are distinct and unique to each mineral element.

  4.  From this process, the computer calculates a "spectral fingerprint" for each patient that 
  identifies the mineral electrolyte levels and ratios within the cell.

  5.  Results are mailed back to the health professional with an advisory risk factor status for
  each mineral.

  6.   Results provide an evaluation of the patient's current intracellular mineral electrolyte

  7.  The data remains permanently in our system and we provide comparative analysis.

  8.   Laboratory and Medical staff provide interpretation and protocol support. 


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Why are Buccal Cells used?

  1.  Research has shown that sublingual epithelial cells correlate well with deep body tissues
  such as heart tissue taken during bypass surgery and skeletal muscle biopsies...taken from
  NASA volunteers.

  2.  Epithelial cell analysis correlates with current total body mineral electrolyte status.

  • EXA Test   is a high-tech, analytical scanning electron microscopy method, (ASEM,) with
    computerized elemental X-ray analysis (EXA).

  3.  Buccal cells have a high cytoplasm to nucleus structure facilitating mineral electrolyte

  4.  Epithelial cells offer a rapidly renewing, homogeneous cell population which reflects very
  fast tissue changes and allows the physician to follow the patient's current metabolic physical

  5. Buccal epithelial cells are easily accessible providing a non invasive specimen for use on
  specially prepared slides.


  • Blood and urine levels of minerals and ions DO NOT necessarily reflect an accurate current status
    of essential ions.
    Clinical practice and
    Peer Reviewed Published studies of the buccal cell smear,
    as developed by IntraCellular Diagnostics,  indicate high correlations between altered  mineral
    levels and pathophysiological conditions in the following body systems:


  • Functions of the organelles, membranes and the cardiac muscle relate to intracellular changes
     which could contribute to coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and plaque deposition.

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  ICD's  EXA Test Is:

  1.   A proven procedure using rapidly metabolizing sublingual (buccal) epithelial cells of the
  oral cavity to reflect very fast tissue changes of vital minerals.

  2.   A reproducible and reliable method allowing  the  practitioner to establish a baseline 
  and monitor treatment and cellular mineral balance objectively and repeatedly.

  3.  IntraCellular Diagnostics is a reference laboratory.  ICD offers you a non invasive
  office based specimen collection procedure for reference laboratory processing. The results
  assists physicians in identifying mineral depleted or imbalanced patients with pathophysiological
  complaints and not identifiable with blood tests.

  4.  EXA Test is the solution to measuring dynamic intracellular mineral levels.

  5.  The specimen is easily collected by health care providers via handy kits provided by ICD.

  6.  Offers professional training and assistance through an in-house Clinical Information

  7.  Offers support for interpretation and patient protocol.

  8.  Eligible for Medicare and insurance coverage.

  9.   Features mail-delivered specimens for fast turn-around, rapid results of individualized
        patient information.

 10.  24 Hr. Telephone, Fax,  and Internet access.

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