DNA Oxidative Damage (8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine)


Indications:

Oxidative stress is adversely involved in many pathophysiological processes, aging and cancer. Oxidation of DNA occurs readily at the guanosine bases, so measurement of 8-hydroxy-2'- Deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in urine provides a quantitative assessment of ongoing oxidative damage or stress in the body. When 8-OHdG levels are elevated, it's important to identify the sources of oxidative stress and assess the primary intracellular antioxidant glutathione. Taking steps to reduce oxidative stress is valuable in optimizing health and longevity.

Patient Instructions:

Early morning urine sample, freeze and return frozen to Biolab (kit available on request)

Sample Requirements:

Frozen urine specimen (no additive, Universal container adequate)

Postal Samples Acceptable:

Yes

For further details please contact the laboratory at: lab@xxxxbiolab.co.uk