Nagalase Blood Test

Unlocking the blood testing.

The Nagalase blood test helps us, at Reno Integrative Medical Center, to identify the activity of an enzyme called Nagalase that helps cancer cells hide from the immune system. It is important to note that this is not a stand-alone diagnostic test.

We use it as a marker to monitor progress of treatment. There can be other variables that may yield a “higher than usual” result, viral load being one of them. As with all tests results, one must evaluate all available perimeters.


The Nagalase Blood test exposes the cancer so we can “De-cloak ” it.

What is Nagalase and why is it so important?
The first thing to understand is that there is one and only one reason cells grow into cancer. It is the lack of sufficient oxygen to the cells. This is called Hypoxia.

There may be a thousand things that cause hypoxia, but there is no cancer cell which does not commence and live by hypoxia. To survive and keep producing energy, these cells must switch over to glycolysis anaerobic metabolism alone as the source of their energy.

At exactly the same time as fermentation starts, the now sickened, dysfunctional cells must also start protecting themselves from the immune system.  They do this by producing a protective enzyme called alpha-N acetylgalactosaminidase or Nagalase for short.

The Nagalase enzyme has the ability to completely shut down the activity of the localized immune macrophage cell, whose job it is to destroy any cell that has been harmed or is not functioning normally.  It effectively “cloaks” the cancer cells from detection by the immune system.  This is the reason that someone can have a strong functioning immune system and still be growing a tumor.  The Nagalase blood test  is a good way to check the progress of treatment.

How it works

A test measuring the level of nagalase in the blood can be used to provide a measure of progress during treatment for cancer.  Remember, the more cancer cells there are, the higher the fermentation process is. This causes the cancer cells to “cloak” or hide their activity from the immune system by producing Nagalase.

The Nagalase Blood test exposes the cancer so we can “De-cloak ” it.

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