Blood Tests for Cancer Markers:  American Metabolic Laboratories

Blood Tests for Cancer Markers: American Metabolic Laboratories


Hi, I’m DeLaney Gabriel. I’m a holistic health practitioner in Santa
Barbara, California. It is September 1, 2019 and I’m here at
the Cancer Control Society meeting in Glendale, California. I’m talking with a woman who is president,
CEO, manager, everything to do with American Metabolic Labs. This is a lab with which I’ve been familiar
with for, what, 20 years, when your husband was involved in it. Unfortunately, he has recently left us. His wife is in charge of the company now and
is taking over. So, I’m doing this video for Facetime because
it’s something that I really believe in, I believe in his work, Dr. Schandl’s work,
and I just want to see that whatever she is doing proceeds so that patients will be able
to still get the testing and everything that he had offered and had set in motion for so
many years. So, I’m going to ask Sam to introduce herself
and to talk about her licensing and what she does in her practice, and then we’re going
to talk about some testing that is very beneficial to assess a cancer profile, just to find out
the status, get some basic numbers, a baseline, and then it can be used for monitoring in
the future. I’ve always found that through lab tests,
better than a lot of other assessment modalities, that when you can see your numbers in black
and white, then you integrate some changes to correct those numbers to get them better,
and then you see the improvements come through, that people generally get motivated to take
care of their health and stay on their programs. Is that about what you see, not only with
this lab but in your private practices? Yes. Can you talk about those? I’m Sam Needham. My husband was CEO of American Metabolic Laboratories
in Hollywood, Florida and had the lab for 25 years. As she said, my husband did recently pass, but
I am carrying on his name and his reputation. He did this work for 40 years and I did not
want to see it go with him. I wanted it to be here, because doctors and
patients have been relying on these tests for all these years, and I wanted to continue. And you’re a colon therapist? A colon therapist, a licensed colon therapist,
licensed massage therapist, and licensed acupuncture physician in Florida. How long have you been in your field? Oh gosh, 30 years at least. Thirty years, a long time. And then how long have you been involved with
the testing part of that? Twenty-five years. Twenty-five years. Okay. So, we were talking about some of the testing
that they have. A couple of the tests that I’m just really,
really, happy about. An HCG, which we know as a pregnancy test,
but when those numbers are high it can be a good marker of cancer, and they do them
both through serum and through urine. Then they have another test, which is PHI,
that I haven’t been able to test for because my work doesn’t have those and it’s a
whole different thing. Will you talk about those to everybody out
there? Well, the PHI we actually manufacturer the
reagent. Cigna had it many years ago. We were probably the only ones ordering the
reagents, so they stopped manufacturing, so they gave us the formula and the instructions,
directions on how to make it. So, we had to buy a giant lyophilizer so we
can freeze-dry it and put nitrogen in there. So, it’s a big process. It’s about a 24-hour process just to make
that. We’ve been doing that for many years now. And then the HCG? The HCG is the pregnancy hormone. We do serum and urine. And our instrument can test at 1, it doesn’t
have to be elevated. Most laboratories cannot test below 2.5. Right. So, between 1 and 2, you can be showing that
there’s activity going on. Okay. And you have a lot of doctors across the country. Across the world, actually. Across the world. Yes. We’re international. I’m so glad that that’s going and that
you’re keeping that up. Yes. And then they do, they have a longevity profile, which for my clients who are listening you’ll be familiar with these. They do estradiol, testosterone, the
IGF-1 of course, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, the high sensitive one, and Lipo (a), and then
LDL. But you do an LDL-direct? It’s direct, right. That would be the fourth test that I would,
for cardiac markers that’s really important. Then of course the Chem 24 CBC. We do lipids. And the lipids? Yes. So, they have all of that and then the cancer,
and they also do TSH, which we have to do, and the HEAS, which is that adrenal marker,
and an antiaging marker as well. What else can you tell or contribute? Because, everybody that’s listening, I want
you to get these tests. The HCG is the autocrine proliferation factor,
it actually when it builds up in the cytoplasm it comes at the cell, it docks to the cell,
and it causes the cell to divide. The PHI enzyme, when that gets high in the
cytoplasm it comes out of the cell, it’s the autocrine motility factor, so it comes
out of the cell and causes the cell to vibrate on the tumor and it dislodges. When you hear about circulating tumor cells,
it’s most likely the PHI or it has been surgery or biopsy. But the PHI is one of the biggest causes of
cancer metastasized. My understanding, Sam, is that if these numbers
come back high it’s a good indicator of cancer in an immune system, but it’s not
necessarily specific to an individual organ. Is that right or not? That’s correct. That is correct? To me, personally, I think that’s great,
because if you’re using… We did a study with women with breast cancer,
we had 46 women, the traditional CA-15-3. We had one patient that it was positive. These were diagnosed. These were biopsied for diagnosis. They were diagnosed by biopsy. And one of them had a positive CA-15-3. All of them had at least one of the cancer
profile tumor markers. Wow. And, actually, Dr. Schandl presented that
in 2006 and he won a cash award for his presentation. Nice. That’s unusual. Yes. And then we have the DHA sulfate, which is
an adrenal hormone. Yes. It’s an anti-stress, anti-viral, anti-cancer. Yes. It’s a youth longevity hormone. That’s right. So, it’s a very important hormone. It’s the fountain of youth, in my field
of holistic antiaging. Absolutely. And then we have CEA, carcinoembryonic antigen. It was originally developed to monitor colorectal
cancers, but we see it elevated in breast cancer, prostate cancer, all kinds of cancers. I look at that as a general. Right. Where CA-19-9, some of the others for colon,
lungs, and things. The thing with the CA-15-3, it’s about a
60% accurate, so if you have a negative breast marker and you have breast cancer, there’s
no need to ever do it again, because it’s not reliable. Yes. Then we have the TSH, the thyroid stimulating
hormone. That hormone is very important, because if
you have a low thyroid activity you have low oxygen tension. That’s right. And that contributes to an environment where
cancer cells are very happy to develop and to live. Do you happen to know the reference range
that you have? Is it the standard 0.4 to 4.5 for TSH? I think we have it up to 4. Up to 4. But I know Dr. Schandl didn’t really like
it above 2.5. No. Me neither. Yeah. He didn’t like it above 2.5. And Dr. Hertoghe, the guy, the dude from Brussels,
the fourth-generation endocrinologist, agreed with that, liking it somewhere between 1.8
and 2.2 on the high end, and really liked 0.8. But who has those good numbers? Unless you’re on a thyroid medicine. Unless you’re already on that. And even if you were on Synthroid and Levothyroxine,
and so forth, it’s even doubtful it will be that good. Anything else you can contribute as well? The GGTP is the liver enzyme that we’re
doing. We do that because a lot of times when a patient
gets taking doing treatment a lot of times the liver can get involved, or sometimes it
metastasizes to the liver, so we like to check that. Then, of course, we have the longevity profile,
which you were mentioning those tests. Yes. The longevity profile is comprehensive. Dr. Schandl would call it the full body scan
without radiation. Without radiation. And, actually, in Puerto Rico many years ago
a doctor came up to Dr. Schandl after the presentation and said, “What you’re doing is biochemical
fortune telling. You’re telling us what our patients are
going to become sick of 10 years from now.” Oh, wow. “We want sick patients now. We don’t want to wait 10 years.” You don’t make money unless the patients
are sick. Exactly. They’ve got to be. So, anything else come to your mind? Does that cover cardiac markers in that longevity
program? She mentioned cardiac markers, yes. We do the C-reactive protein, the homocysteine,
LDL-direct, and LP(a). Those are the ones that are not standardly
done in a chemistry. That’s right. When you go to a doctor, they don’t normally do that, so it’s something that you need to ask for. But it is included in our longevity profile. That’s great, because homocysteine is an
amino acid that your body produces if you’re anemic for a long period of time, and then
your body overproduces homocysteine and it leads to a heart attack, cardiovascular issues. So, that’s really important. I’m glad that’s in your panel. So, you figured out so many great things. And we also have PTH, which is for bone health. Yes. These tests can probably be checked several
many years before osteoporosis, so we can see that someone is losing calcium from their
bones. Because we need calcium to buffer the blood,
so it’s important to see that. Then we have the sex hormones, which we mentioned before, the estradiol, progesterone, and the total testosterone. So, really good panels. Yes. Well, thank you so much Thank you for taking this time. It has been two really long days here at this
convention and they have a booth that’s nicely set up in the main convention hall
with all the speakers and so forth. So, thank you again. Thank you. It’s been lovely meeting you. You too. And I just wish you the best. Thank you very much. Carrying out this work. I can feel its in your heart, which is why
I wanted to sit down with you. Thank you so much. I really appreciate this. So, thank all of you for listening. Thank you. If you have any questions, you can call my
office. I’ll be managing to order these tests with some help
from some doctors who will work with me on this. So, just thank you. We wish you all the best of health, and bye
from Glendale for now. God bless. Yes.

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