Preventive medical laboratory assessment (Health Risk Profile) & the nutritional assessment of the cancer patient.
Presented at the World Congress on Cancer, Sydney, Australia. April 1994
Recent laboratory animal and human clinical and epidemiological studies demonstrate that a range of micronutrients play a protective role in a wide range of degenerative diseases including cancer. The various methods used in our laboratory for assessing an individual’s nutritional status are discussed, including water soluble vitamins, carotenoids, vitamin E, amino-acids and essential fatty acids, as well as a range of functional tests of antioxidant status and susceptibility to peroxidation and the degree of lipoperoxidation.
Results are presented of a recent study on nutritional assessment and the effects of a rationalised parenteral feeding regime on biochemical nutritional parameters in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
Also discussed are the potential liabilities of giving relatively high doses of zinc supplements to patients with malignancy, and the relationship between zinc and metallothionein induction in normal and malignant cells. A new method of evaluating metallothionein is described, as is its application in clinical practice in the management of cancer patients.
NOTICE : Biolab Limited has gone into administration
14th July 2022
Biolab Limited has gone into administration due to the delay by The Care Quality Commission in processing our application to transfer our business activities to our laboratory site in West London following an earlier temporary suspension.
We always remained highly confident that Biolab would reopen and invested heavily in relocating the business, retaining and retraining our employees, developing new and improved methods of work and updating our documentation, so this comes as a huge disappointment for us all, but as you’ll appreciate no business can continue indefinitely without an income.
We are no longer able to process any samples for testing.
Biolab is very proud of the help we have given to hundreds of thousands of patients over 37 years, and we thank everyone for their phenomenal support and loyalty over the years, and for the hundreds of messages of support we have received in recent months.