As advanced health testing is a fast-moving, global industry, it can difficult for practitioners, particularly graduates, to know and remember its key providers, products and people.
In light of this, we've written a series of articles to provide quick overviews of our partners - who are widely recognised as the world's leading advanced health test laboratories.
In this article, we provide an overview of Great Plain's Laboratory summarising who they are, what they specialise in, what their key lab processes are, and most popular advanced tests.
Regenerus Labs is an official distributer of Great Plain's Laboratory advanced health tests for UK, EU and UAE healthcare practitioners.
Who are The Great Plains’ Laboratory?
The Great Plains Laboratory is an advanced health testing laboratory that is a world-leading specialist in metabolic, nutritional, and toxicity testing.
Specifically, Great Plain’s laboratory testing services cover:
- toxic chemical exposure
- mold toxicity
- metal toxicity
- food allergies
- essential fatty acids
- glutathione levels
Furthermore, Great Plain’s Laboratory advanced health tests are specifically designed to treat chronic conditions such as neuropsychiatric conditions, autoimmune / inflammatory conditions, and gastrointestinal conditions.
Where are The Great Plains Lab based, and how long have they been established?
The Great Plains Laboratory was founded in 1996, is based in Kansas, US, and currently serves health professionals across 100 countries.
What licenses and accreditations do Great Plains Laboratory have?
The Great Plain’s Laboratory is fully Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified.
In addition, all laboratories that The Great Plains Laboratory sends samples too are CLIA certified.
Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988 establishing quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where the test was performed.
The Great Plain’s Laboratory is fully also College of American Pathologists (CAP) Certified .
The Great Plains Laboratory participates voluntarily in all proficiency testing programs of the College of American Pathologists for which The Great Plains Laboratory, LLC offers testing. Many other laboratories do not perform this extra voluntary testing.
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves 16,000 physicians and laboratory technicians throughout the world. It is the world's largest association for pathologists and is considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance.
What are Great Plains Laboratory’s quality assurance processes?
In addition to being CLIA and CAP licensed, The Great Plains Laboratory has strong internal quality control program in which:
- quality control samples are analysed with every test batch to ensure quality.
- patient samples are frequently split to make sure that different technologists perform similar work
What are The Great Plain’s Laboratory’s flagship tests?
The Organic Acids Test (OAT)
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers.
The MycoTOX the most comprehensive and competitively priced mycotoxin test available- screens for eleven different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample.
The GPL-TOX screens for 173 different environmental pollutants using 18 different metabolites, all from a single urine sample.