Laboratory testing is essential to our assessments
Our comprehensive panel helps us assess systemic functionality.
- Extended Blood Chemistry
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Immune Panel
- Oxygenation Profile
- Lipid Profile
- Thyroid Panel
To Help Determine….
Risk factors and more……
In addition, we may test for additional markers based on an individual’s symptoms and medical history.
Advanced Functional Medicine Testing
This test measures whether your body is getting and using nutrients to drive optimal health. Nutrients are protecting agents. Just as your car has additives and devices that protect it, nutrients serve to protect your heart, brain, and other critical organs. Like a car’s gauges warn of potential problems, your body has a buildup of certain chemical indicators, known as organic acids, that can alert you to potential problems.
Markers include: fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism; B vitamin status and ability to generate energy; intestinal health, neurotransmitter activity; methylation cofactors such as B12; oxidative stress and antioxidant markers; oxalates; and detoxification demands. Early warning can help you make diet and lifestyle changes that may both extend and enhance your quality of life.
By far the best method for determining bioavailable sex and adrenal hormone levels. This test provides a functional assessment by including hormone metabolites which are not provided with blood or saliva testing. This is important in that estrogen must be used and detoxified correctly to minimize potential health risks.
In addition, it is important to test all hormones together since they are highly dependent on one other. This should include testosterone, progesterone, 3 types of estrogen, DHEA, 4 daily cortisol levels, and DHT. Also, keep in mind that problems with cortisol levels lead to symptoms throughout the body.
May disclose not only whether you have a problem with gluten, but possibly with many of its “cross cousin” foods. It may not be enough to be gluten free if you also react to food such as corn, oats, etc.
For those with autoimmune issues, food proteins that resemble enzymes, tissues, organs in the body can initiate an immune response. The autoimmune testing looks at 24 organs/enzymes throughout the body for help uncover autoimmune issues.
Diagnostics Solutions GI Map uses DNA to determine if bacteria, yeast, parasite or viral issues may be the source of GI issues. There are 100 trillion cells in your body, but only one in ten is human. The rest are bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms, i.e. your microflora. Any imbalance in the ratio of these may lead to symptoms both inside and outside the GI system.
It also provides additional gut health information related to digestion, immune response, inflammation, and GI markers.
Toxic body burden is the lifelong accumulation of chemicals to which we are exposed through our food, air, and environment. This accumulation is not without consequences, and chronic health conditions like autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cancer and even diabetes, have been associated with ongoing exposure to environmental toxins.
Research suggests that this exposure begins very early in life. Once thought to be protected by the placental barrier, even infants have shown signs of in-utero toxic exposure. In fact, a 2005 Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigation found over 200 toxic compounds (in aggregate) in the cord blood of 10 newborns. Testing can help determine which toxins have accumulated in your body.
- Organix Profile – reveals nutritional and metabolic impairments.
- Amino Acid Profile – determines essential amino acid imbalances that affect both physical and mental function.
- Nutrient and Toxic Element Profiles – identify a patient’s toxic burden and mineral status.
- Fatty Acid Profile – helps identify the right balance of fatty acids that can impact health and development.
- Antioxidant Vitamins – measure vitamins involved in antioxidant functions.
- Coenzyme Q10 – measures total body status of this antioxidant nutrient and energy pathway cofactor.
- Lipid Peroxides – measures total serum lipid peroxidation, an indication of whole body free radical activity.
- Homocysteine – identifies total homocysteine in plasma, and elevated levels are an independent risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease and atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease.
Nutritional measures levels of organic acids, fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, offering a complete evaluation of functions that impact patients’ mental and physical well-being. Over time, functional nutritional inadequacies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The grand daddy of them is all is the ION Profile, or Individual Optimal Nutrition, touted by Dr. Sherry Rogers, MD as one of the best test to determine overall health.
It could take up to a year to see bone loss via DEXA. Pyridinium crosslink testing, unlike DEXA, provides a dynamic measure of bone turnover rate. This inexpensive test allows us to closely monitor changes in bone status.
Inexpensive 23andme or Ancestry at-home test to obtain raw genetic data for methylation, detoxification, and much more.
By decoding nearly 19,000 genes in the human body, the Human Genome Project opened up an entirely new spectrum of knowledge, offering tremendous potential to improve your health. Many people mistakenly assume that the presence of a certain gene, or a genetic flaw means they are destined to experience the associated disease. This is not true! Most genes have flexible expressions and often are influenced by modifiable environmental, diet and lifestyle factors. Only a few very rare diseases are certainties determined by genetic makeup.
Experts believe that nearly all of the most pervasive disabling and deadly degenerative diseases (including heart disease, adult onset diabetes; cancer and senile dementia) develop from an from an ongoing interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Factors may include poor diet; chronic nutritional deficiencies; hormone imbalances; unhealthy lifestyle habits; bacterial infection; toxic exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution or other substances; excessive alcohol consumption; sun exposure or bacterial infection can play a role in whether or not disease develops. Over time, these harmful agents and conditions can switch on a gene’s ability to promote disease.
Integra Bio-Terrain Testing
Terrain is the “human soil” in which we function.This collection of over 20 important tests help reveal the status of the nutritional and biological terrain.