Lab Testing

Test, don’t guess.  Functional and conventional lab testing help me gain a more accurate and comprehensive picture of your health whether you’re suffering from a chronic illness or you’re getting lab work done to see how well your body is functioning.  The results provide answers, real validation and give insight when developing or modifying your individualized health program. The lab work I recommend will depend on your health history, the past and current state of your health and wellness, and other factors I’ll learn during our initial virtual appointment.

Have you had lots of labs done in the past but still don’t have answers or a solution to your health issue?

This is not uncommon.  Many labs are very incomplete or not comprehensive enough to truly get an understanding of the physiology trying to be assessed.  Also, lab ranges may be too wide and these ranges are an average of all sick people who gets labs drawn at that lab.  It is very important to look at functional or optimal reference ranges which has a narrower range and is the average of the healthy population.

Overview of Lab Assessments Offered:

The list below includes some, but not all lab tests available.

  • Blood Panels: for blood sugar, lipids, comprehensive metabolic panel, complete thyroid panel, inflammatory markers, immune markers, liver enzymes, anemia panel, various nutrients like vitamin D, magnesium, B12, etc.
  • Complete GI Microbiome: analysis including measurement through DNA analysis (PCR) of key commensal or healthy bacteria levels combined with looking at GI pathogens, dysbiosis, yeast or candida overgrowth as well as pancreatic enzyme output, gallbladder function, GI tissue inflammation and GI immune tract health, leaky gut analysis included.
  • Hormonal testing for males and females: adrenals (cortisol, DHEA), thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc.
  • Food intolerance/ sensitivities
  • Complete nutrient evaluation: amino acids, protein, fatty acid, vitamins, minerals
  • Autoimmune Testing
  • Toxic Chemical Assessment
  • Toxic Metal Assessment includes lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum testing
  • Neurotransmitter Evaluation for both stress-related brain issues and extensive neuroinflammatory analysis measuring metabolites for serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • HPA Axis Test analyzing the stress response and mucosal immunity through cortisol and DHEA and Secretory IgA testing
  • Amino Acid Levels: reveal ability to heal and repair tissues through protein production all 20 amino acids tested.
  • Bone Health Labs: Analyze the rate and extent of bone degradation or breakdown leading to bone loss.