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Lab Test Instructions
As a functional medicine practice, we oftentimes see patients that just feel “not quite right” – where there is no one dominant symptom that can point us in the right direction. Examples can range from chronic bloating, unexplained headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, to any number of vague symptoms.
Beyond exploring possible lifestyle factors to identify the root cause of chronic dis-ease or wellness challenges, we frequently use advanced functional medicine lab testing that provide valuable information about health at the cellular level.
The test results help guide our treatment recommendations in major ways – allowing us to craft an approach unique to your situation, genetics, and biochemistry.
The FDA-approved GI-MAP test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory was designed to detect intestinal microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness. The test is also an important indicator of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.
Organic Acid Test
Organic acids are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, and intestinal microbial activity. Accumulation of specific organic acids in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. This abnormality may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect. An organic acids urine test helps reveal activity and changes at the metabolic level, helping practitioners discover hidden issues and pinpoint where therapeutic focus is needed.
The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) is a very informative test for anyone considering bioidentical hormone therapy, or suspects they might have a hormone problem. The test is done four times in a day, and the strips are then used to provide a complete hormone panel, including metabolites, effectively replacing multiple testing methods.
Vibrant Wellness: Micronutrient Testing
The only Micronutrient test that provides a comprehensive extracellular and intracellular assessment of the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids.
Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.
These will be drawn in-house by our phlebotomist.
Your genetic blueprint is the foundation of the human system, it doesn’t change. However, this genetic code can be expressed in a multitude of different ways based on Epigenetics- how nature and nurture interact.
We focus on genetic variants that provide actionable lifestyle guidance for optimizing and enhancing the human system in the areas of Nutrition, Supplementation, Sleep, Environmental Health & Detoxification, Athletic Performance, and Hormonal Balance.
This kit will be purchased in-house and sample taken at home.
For clients without insurance coverage we have partnered with Evexia Labs for affordable blood work.
Evexia Diagnostics makes cutting-edge laboratory testing convenient and cost-effective. We promote improved patient outcomes by providing an unparalleled array of conventional and specialty diagnostic testing at a cost-effective price.
We use Evexia labs and draw in-house to save you significant out-of-pocket expense for your blood work.
These may be drawn in-house by our phlebotomist.