What to do About Supplements or Medications?
If you have already started taking your supplements or medications prescribed by NGI, please CONTINUE taking them. DO NOT STOP taking any medication/supplements NOT prescribed by NGI.
If you have not started your supplement program, please avoid the following for at least 2 weeks unless directed by your provider:
Valproic acid, Acetaminophen, Berberine HCl, Antibiotics, antifungals, probiotics, digestive enzymes, acid blocking medications, Amphetamines, centrally acting medications, antidepressants, Anti-Parkinsonian medications, HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins) and red yeast rice, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), Oral contraceptives, estrogen therapy, Quercetin, Steroids, Diuretics, Fibrates, Kreb's cycle and amino chelated supplements (i.e. citrate, malate, succinate, glycinate, threonate, and orotate forms of supplements [magnesium citrate], alpha ketoglutarate, and others), Provocation/chelating agents (i.e. DMPS, DMSA, EDTA, etc.), Vitamin C
Diabetic Patients and Special Populations
Urine glucose is a direct interferent to the lipid peroxides assay. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes and elevated urine glucose may receive a result of 'not reportable, NR' for lipid peroxides. Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors lower blood sugar by disposing of excess glucose via urine.
This test is also not designed for pediatric patients under the age of 2, pregnant patients or those with abnormal creatinine levels. Those using urinary catheters, please see the website for further instructions