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Quantitative Fluid Analysis (QFA)

Quantitative Fluid Analysis is a sophisticated test that measures and reports values of the function and integrity of your body’s internal environment, based on a fresh urine and saliva sample. There are three components to the test that monitor the building blocks of life found within the bodily fluid. These are pH (which is a measurement of acidity), Oxidation Reduction Potential (Redox), and Resistivity.

 

You will fillout a health history form in the lobby on the day of your appointment. You may also track your nutrition and activity the day before you take the test.

- The day before taking the QFA, a 12-hour fast is required.

- Avoid scheduling your test within 24 hours of airplane travel.

- Women: Avoid scheduling the test during menstrual period and the first week following the menstrual period.

- After dinner, brush your teeth and refrain from eating or drinking anything until after your test.

- Take any prescribed medications as directed with only a small amount of water.

- Avoid the use of any lipstick or makeup around your mouth and lips. Such substances can change the chemistry of the mouth and your saliva.

- Refrain from sexual activity during your fasting period. This can cause false elevated readings in your urine values.

Try to obtain a mid-stream specimen (urinate a small amount first then obtain the remaining urine in your specimen cup). Avoid the use of harsh soap or bleach on the container as these can create residues that can alter your urine results. 

A saliva sample is collected at the end of the 12-hour fast. A small, saliva specimen cup will be provided. Expectorate approximately 15-20 spits of saliva into the cup. If a saliva cup is not obtained prior to the appointment, the saliva can be collected the morning of appointment.

This test result can be obtained within 15-30 minutes.

This information can direct the attention to thyroid, immunity, lymph, circulation, liver, adrenal, kidney, pancreas and/or digestion. A computer program is used to interface the data results and determine suggested areas of concern, offering direction towards further testing, possible therapeutic options, and a means of assessing overall success of therapies.

Feel free to bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, dentures and lipstick to the centre for use after your test. If you are hungry, be sure to bring a piece of fruit, some juice and/or a muffin to eat after you have obtained and provided your saliva and urine specimens.