Laboratory Testing & Evaluation
LABORATORY TESTING & EVALUATION
- Blood Chemistry and Complete Blood Count
- Standard Urinalysis
- Cardiovascular/Diabetes panel: a panel designed to assess and monitor inflammatory and nutritional markers that are directly associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Heavy Metals Urinalysis: Initially, this test is run for two samples; a first morning urine specimen and a six hour urine specimen after taking a chelating agent. Both specimens are analyzed for 15 heavy metals. The first morning urine assesses current exposure; the six hour collection assesses body burden. After the initial testing, the six hour urine specimen is used to track treatment effectiveness.
- Porphyrins: Analyzes urine for defects in porphyrin pathways. This test is useful for screening children for heavy metal toxicity. This test can help identify the severity of heavy metal and chemical exposures resulting in impaired metabolism and cellular dysfunction.
- Xenobiotics: Serious health problems are associated with chronic exposures to these synthetic chemicals in air, water, and food. This test analyses chronic exposure to solvents, chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbons, phthalates, and organophosphates that are associated with metabolic, neurological, and hormonal dysfunction.
- Organic Acids: Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, and intestinal microbial activity. Urinary OA’s reveal nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload, inherited enzyme deficits, metabolic inhibition, and imbalance in digestive tract microbiology.
- Amino Acids: Failure to obtain enough essential amino acids has serious health implications. Deficiencies are implicated in gastrointestinal dysfunction, biotransformation pathways, neurotransmitter metabolism, and chronic metabolic acidosis.
- Hormones and Neurotransmitters: Physiological Stress and Emotional stress affect hormone and neurotransmitter metabolism. Identifying these stresses and treating the underlying hormone and neurotransmitter imbalances is critical to long-term health and wellbeing.
- ADMA: A very strong marker of endothelial dysfunction and a predictor of insulin resistance.
- Micronutrient Test: Measures the functional nutrient level of white blood cells. The nutrients that are tested are vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential amino acids. Accurately shows a 3 – 6 month window of nutritional deficiency, a cause of many chronic conditions. For more information please click here.
- Stool test for SIgA: The most sensitive test for Gluten, Casein, Soy, Egg sensitivities.
- Fatty Acids: This test helps establish deficiencies and proper balance of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.
- Comprehensive Digestive Analysis: The use of DNA analysis provides a more complete and accurate assessment of bacterial and parasitic inflammation than conventional culture techniques. The test also looks at the strength of the digestive system in the breakdown and absorption of essential nutrients.
- Gastro pH: Proper digestion and absorption of nutrients is influenced by stomach pH. This simple in office test establishes a basis for good digestive function.
- Intestinal Permeability: When the lining of the digestive tract is compromised, undigested proteins will be absorbed into the body generating an immune response. The immune response may expose the person to an autoimmune process. This test for intestinal permeability establishes a baseline for gut dysfunction and a monitor for therapeutic results.
- Mycology Profile: Stool testing for yeast/fungi in the gut. Yeast overgrowth has been linked to many chronic conditions such as headache, bloating, atopic dermatitis, and fatigue.
- Detoxification Profile: Evaluation of single nucleotide polymorphisms helps to understand specific phenotypical variations in a personal genome that affects detoxification pathways of biotransformation. Specifically looks at Phase 1 Cytochrome p450 enzymes, Phase 2 Pathways, and Oxidative Stress.
- Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Profile: This genetic testing helps to establish the susceptibility to one or both of these conditions.
- Lyme Profile Traditional: ELISA and Western Blot for Borrelia burgdorferi and other tick borne infections.
- Lyme Disease Expanded: Comprehensive immune function against Borrelia burgdorferi includes T Cell activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine levels.
- Lyme Disease and Coinfections: A comprehensive multi-peptide ELISA that is the most sensitive method for detection of tick borne diseases. This method uses advanced in vivo induced antigen technology and identifies antigens that are immunogenic and are expressed in vivo during human infection.
- Autoimmune Panel: Autoimmune antibodies are measurable well in advance of the manifestation of pathology. This new expanded panel identifies susceptibility to autoimmune diseases and establishes a course of prevention.