Ubiquinone, otherwise known as Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble nutrient found in the body that is used to produce energy for cell maintenance and growth. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to reduce oxidative stress on the tissues of the body. It works alongside selenium and helps to regenerate vitamin E in order to protect the body from oxidative stress.
CoQ10 is essential to the electron transport chain for the synthesis of cellular energy within the mitochondria cells. It is a key nutrient in the health of heart muscle tissue & function and assists in post-exercise recovery.
CoQ10 is found in every cell in the body with high concentrations found in the heart, brain, liver and kidneys. CoQ10 is present in small amounts in a variety of foods. CoQ10 can be found in: Organ meats such as heart, kidney and liver, beef, sardines, mackerel, peanuts and soy oil. However concentrations in these foods is quite low. Low concentrations in foods may necessitate supplementation in certain patients.
A blood specimen is required, which can be taken at any time of the day. Fasting is not required.
Once the practitioner has given the patient their request form, the patient takes it to their nearest Australian Clinical Labs collection centre. If you are unsure of your nearest collection centre head to location on our website or call us on 1300 554 480 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday for details.
Turnaround time is usually 7-10 working days.
Patients does not need to fast or make any special preparation before having blood collected.
Patient results are delivered via electronic download unless requested otherwise. Results can also be issued via hardcopy, fax or web based e-viewer.
All Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology tests are accompanied by an Interpretive Guide to assist practitioners in their clinical understanding and patient management for each result. Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology also has experienced full time Technical Advisors available for practitioners to discuss appropriate test selection, interpretation of test results, individual cases and other technical matters. Please call 1300 55 44 80 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm AEST or email csfp@AustralianClinicalLabs.com.au