Optimal Result: 0 - 8.4 nmol/mg Creatinine.

8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine measures the oxidative impact to DNA. 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine levels will be high if your total antioxidant protection is inadequate.

8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine is a non-invasive marker of cell damage. Some cell damage is a normal part of metabolism, but it is kept to a minimum by the cell’s protective mechanisms. Under certain circumstances, the balance between the damaging chemicals and protective mechanisms can be upset, resulting in a condition termed “oxidative stress.” Although numerous cell damage products can be formed, the one most often studied is 8-OHdG. When oxidative damage occurs to the cells, repair mechanisms produce 8-OHdG, which is excreted unchanged in the urine. High levels reflect high oxidative stress to the cells.a

What does it mean if your 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine result is too high?

Consider supplementing with Vitamin C, E, lipoic acid and NAC. Also consider using green tea, grapes and berries. Although an increase consumption of alcohol will have a detrimental impact on this marker, an occasional glass of red wine may be of value due to its high level of flavonoids.

10 000+ happy clients
100% satisfaction
★★★★★ customer support

Understand blood, stool, and urine medical results from your labs.

Get 10% off your plan.

Use promocode

Advanced Plan personal plan

  • Yearly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload five reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Online support
  • Cancel anytime

Own It For Life premium personal plan

  • No subscription
  • Unlimited access
  • Unlimited storage
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload ten reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

Pro Plan for health professionals

  • Track multiple clients results
  • No setup fees
  • No hidden costs
  • Cancel anytime
  • Instant interpretations
  • Use the free template forms
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Additional team member $25
  • Personal training and support

Healthmatters.io software for professional use.

Welcome to Healthmatters Pro.

Save time on interpreting lab results with the largest database of biomarkers online. In-depth research on any test at your fingertips, all stored and tracked in one place.

Learn More

We implement proven measures to keep your data safe.

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put industry-leading security standards in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. We use procedural, physical, and electronic security methods designed to prevent unauthorized people from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. All data is backed up multiple times a day and encrypted using SSL certificates. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). HIPAA compliance for healthcare professionals

Understand Your Lab Result Now

  • Instant interpretation
  • 2500+ biomarkers explained
  • Science-based recommendations
  • Online support
  • Secure and private portal

Get 10% off with promocode: