CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
This test is used to check the blood level of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) which will enable more precise dosing for anyone seeking to achieve and maintain high levels of this critical antioxidant.
CoQ10 is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of all cells. It is known to be highly concentrated in heart muscle cells due to the high energy requirements of this cell type.
CoQ10 blood levels are reported to decrease with age and to be low in patients with chronic diseases such as a heart condition, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Some prescriptions like statin medications can also lower CoQ10 levels.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
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