Nutritional Deficiencies

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Turnaround Time: 5-7 Days
Test Type: Kit Based, Buccal Swab


The Kashi Health Nutritional Deficiencies Panel provides insight into how each patient metabolizes key vitamins and nutrients. Dietary vitamins and minerals are critical for nourishment and healing. Deficiencies in essential nutrients can contribute to many health ailments such as vision loss, osteoporosis, anemia, depression and more. Studies indicate that genetics play a large role in nutritional deficiencies. The information provided in the Nutritional report allows for patients and providers to make informed dietary and supplement choices.

Ideal Candidates are Patients with the Following Symptoms or Conditions

  • Anemia as evidenced by mucosal or nail bed pallor
  • Abnormalities in CBC labs (High or low MCV, low MCH, low HgB, hypersegmented neutrophils)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Frequent illness
  • Night blindness
  • Rickets or osteomalacia
  • Atrophic glossitis
  • Poor response to nutritional therapies
  • Poor growth in children


Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

1. Please fill out all sections of the requisition form provided in your kit.

2. Rinse your mouth with cold water before you begin collecting your sample and then swallow to remove excess saliva.

3. Open one swab at a time and collect the sample by rubbing the swab on the inside of your cheek about 20 times or for 15-20 seconds in a circular motion. Swab firmly so that the cheek is pushed outward.

4. Dry the swab by shaking it in the air for 10-20 seconds.

5. Place the dried swab back in its original sleeve.

6. Use the other cheek for the next swabs. Repeat the same process for the rest of the swabs.  Collect sample on all 3 swabs.

6. Place the swab sleeves containing the dry swabs and Requisition Form in the Kashi paper envelope included in the kit.

7. [Important] Sign and fill in your name and date of sample collection on the envelope.

8. Ship the test kit back to the laboratory using the shipping mailer provided.