Glutathione (GSH) Blood Test
Test Code: 007700
Specimen Type: Blood
Glutathione (GSH) Blood Test (Labcorp)
This test measures levels of Glutathione, also known and GSH, in the blood. Glutathione is an antioxidant, a type of chemical which helps to boost your immune system as well as prevent and reverse cellular damage. Unlike most antioxidants which come from the food you eat, glutathione is naturally produced by the body in the liver. Glutathione plays a number of roles in overall health including boosting the immune system, helping to break down nutrients in food, and protecting against chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, diabetes, some types of cancer, and heart disease. Glutathione levels tend to decrease naturally with age as well as due to health conditions such as liver disease, insomnia, and chronic stress.
Measuring glutathione levels can help to determine if a person is deficient and may benefit from supplements or an increased diet of glutathione-rich foods. Foods which can help boost glutathione levels include green leafy vegetables, eggs, nuts, garlic, onions, lean protein, flaxseed, and whey.
The typical turnaround for this test is approximately 4-7 business days.
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