Stem cells have the potential to replace cell tissue that has been damaged or destroyed by severe illness. Stem cells can be used to generate healthy and functioning specialized cells which can then replace diseased or dysfunctional cells.

Stem cells therapy can treat any disease where there is tissue degeneration.

Cell replacement therapy could treat injuries and various genetic and degenerative conditions, such as:

  • Retinal degeneration
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Blood disorders
  • Many More

Why Are My Drug Test Results Taking So Long?


As good as we are at responding to our clients’ requests, there are some things you cannot rush.

The majority of negative test results are delivered within 24-48 hours of collection.

Here is how positive drug test results work.

If a drug tests positive on the initial screening test, then the lab performs a more thorough test (usually GC/MS), usually the following day. If it fails that test the result goes to the MRO for review.

MRO calls donor to ask for explanation.

If the donor is contacted immediately and the MRO has all s/he needs, the result is released. Total time can be as little as 3 or 4 business days.

For DOT tests, our MRO tries to reach the donor 3 times within 24 hours. If no contact, they let us know and we’ll ask you to have him/her contact the MRO. At that point, if they don’t hear from him, they release results in 72 hours. Technically they are supposed to give him 10 days though, so some circumstances may extend the process.

For non-DOT tests, the MRO tries to reach the donor once and give him/her 24 hours to respond. If no response, they release the result as a “non-contact positive.”

If there is a conversation between MRO and donor, and donor has no satisfactory explanation, result is released as positive.

If there is an explanation (e.g. a prescription), then the MRO releases it accordingly.

For DOT tests, the lab and MRO are not allowed to tell us anything until it’s complete.

These things can take anywhere from 2 days to more than a week, depending on whether the MRO can reach the donor right away. If a prescription is involved, the donor is given time to provide it.

New for 2018: If the donor provides a valid prescription, the MRO is required to release a negative result. If there is a possible safety concern, the MRO will ask that the donor be switched to a safer medication. If that is not done, or not possible, the MRO may revise the negative result to be “negative with a safety concern.”

We all wish the process were faster, but the system is designed to protect the donor’s privacy in the case of a prescription, and to protect the rest of us from liability in those cases as well.

Lastly, don’t assume a slow result will come back positive. Sometimes they come back negative. Wait till you know for sure.


Think of the circulatory system as the highway of the red blood cells.  Red blood cells carry oxygen to the target tissues for nutrition and take away the carbon dioxide for garbage.  It can be a rough ride down the pathways if there are potholes on the road or if there is heavy traffic along the route.  Turbulence harms the fragile red blood cells, much like it would likely cause damage to your vehicle.   Blood vessels compose our circulatory system and are burdened by damage caused by cholesterol plaques, smoking, excessive sugar consumption, etc.  These insults cause inflammation and fibrosis leading to the breakdown of a smooth ride for the oxygenated red blood cells.

Our bodies are built with internal mechanisms to help heal the damage caused by daily life, bad choices and genetic consequences.  Growth factors are naturally secreted from blood components called platelets that are important to repair, wound healing, and growth.  Although many growth factors exhibit angiogenic activity, most evidence points to a special role for Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), also called vascular permeability factor, that promote blood vessel formation in early development (vaculogenesis) and have a central role in the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)¹.

Low-intensity extracorporal shock wave (LI-ESWT) causes a sort of “microtrauma” to the tissues which then release angiogenic factors such as nitric oxide synthase and VEGF and also causes the release of endothelial cell proliferation factors such as proliferating cell nuclear antigen.  Studies show that LI-ESWT, like RegenerWave™, elevates the angiogenic marker levels within a few days post-therapy and the levels remain high for almost 2 months²!  This is important to understand in the treatment of vasculogenic erectile dysfunction.  Kalyvianakis, a leading researcher in the use of LI-ESWT for ED, demonstrated the significant improvements of penile hemodynamics after a 9 week trial of 12 sessions³.  Thanks to all of this data, RegenerWave™ will soon become your first choice to treat Erectile Dysfunction.

  1.  Cotran, R.  Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease.  6th edition.  1999.
  2. Wang, C.  Shock wave therapy induces neovascularization at the tendon-bone junction.  A study in rabbits.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research.  2003; 21:984-989.
  3. Kalyvianakis D.  Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy Improved Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients With Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction:  A Triplex Ultrasonography-Based Sham-Controlled Trial.  The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2017; 14: 891-897.

Hormone Testing

Hormone Testing The Basics and Your Body

Almost all people around the ages of 30-40 begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. These Hormones are responsible for a whole host of activity which help keep the body youthful as longevity and quality of life are the main goals. As a result of hormone imbalance you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

  • Weight gain  – Mood swings  – Low Sex Drive  – Weight Gain  – Depression  – Fatigue –  Sexual Dysfunction  – Memory Loss  – Poor Sleeping  – General Fatigue

Lets take a quick look at the One Lab Hormone Panel which includes:

  • DHEA-S  – TSH  – FSH  – Estradiol – Progesterone  – T3 Free & Total   – T4 Free & Total
  • Testosterone Free & Total  – Homocysteine  – Prolactin

Why wait till things get worse come into ONE LAB for quick testing only 24-72 hours for your results. Hormone replacement isn’t a one-size-fits-all but a custom plan for your individual needs. Lets look at a quick overview of what these hormones do and why they are so important.


DHEA-S Dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone produced by both men and women and deficiency can include: prolonged fatigue. poor concentration. a diminished sense of well-being.


TSH thyroid stimulating hormone is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body.

FSH Follicle-stimulating hormone is a gonadotropin and is synthesized and secreted by cells of the anterior pituitary gland and regulates the development growth, pubertal maturation, and the reproductive process.

Estradiol is used in menopausal women to help treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It also helps with low estrogen levels.

Progesterone has a variety of important functions in the body. It is also a crucial metabolic intermediate in the production of other endogenous steroids, including the sex hormones and the corticosteroids, and plays an important role in brain function as a neurosteroid.

T3/T4 thyroid hormones are hormones produced by the thyroid gland that are primarily responsible for regulation of metabolism.

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In males, Testosterone plays a important and primary role for reproductive tissues such as the testes and prostate along with secondary characteristics muscle and bone mass, growth of body hair. Testosterone also is involved in overall health and well-being, studies show it helps prevent osteoporosis with low levels causing bone loss.

Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in blood plasma. High levels of homocysteine in the blood are believed to increase the chance of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis.

Prolactin is secreted from the pituitary gland in response to eating, mating, estrogen treatment, ovulation and nursing. Prolactin is secreted in pulses in between these events. Prolactin plays an essential role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development.