|TYPE OF TEST
|ABOUT THE TEST
|HOW IT WORKS
|Gut Health Assessment:GI 360, CSA + parasitology, GI MAP
|May be suitable if you suffer from abdominal pain, IBD, IBS, inflammation, bloody stool, autoimmune disease, and/or food sensitivities.
|An assessment of your gut could help us see what’s contributing to your symptoms; identifying the exact cause of intestinal discomfort can help both the patient and functional medicine doctor build a suitable health strategy.
|Stool is examined using multiplex PCR technology and the following: identification by MALDI-TOF, biochemical assays, and microscopy.This particular test is sensitive enough to detect bacteria, pathogens, parasites, and viruses that may be disturbing your digestive tract.This gut profile also uses DNA analysis to identify over 45 analytes that have been shown to affect dysbiosis and various chronic conditions.
|Gut Health/SIBO test
|Gut Health Issues like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, pains.You may be at risk of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
|You may be at risk of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) if your gut microflora has been altered due to elderly aging, medications and/or organ dysfunction. SIBO is also related to these conditions: Celiac disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, IBS or IBD, Parkinson’s obesity and rosacea.
|This SIBO test involves a simple breath test that captures hydrogen and methane gasses; these are exhaled after consuming a lactose liquid.The measurement of bacterial overgrowth is then examined for treatment options.
|Food Sensitivity Testing (IgG, IgE and IgA available)
|Suitable for those who experience unpleasant effects after eating.– including bloating, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, IBS- like symptoms, headaches, eczema, joint pain.
|Sometimes it’s difficult to determine which foods are troublesome, but this test provides you with explicit data about your diet.
|This functional immunoglobulin G (IgG) blood test focuses on measuring IgG antibodies from the foods you regularly consume. The results can show health care providers which foods should be removed from a diet to help reduce symptoms. In fact, some IgG antibodies can indicate leaky gut syndrome, when the gut doesn’t function properly due to food particles seeping through the gut barrier; this usually prompts the immune system to react. In particular, this immune response may trigger the making of IgG food antibodies.(IgE (allergy) and IgA panels available)
|Hormone Testing (DUTCH) + Blood labs
|Comprehensive hormone testing for PCOS, irregular cycles, perimenopause, menopause, PMS, PMDD, uncontrolled weight gain, hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, fertility concerns, cortisol concerns including adrenal fatigue/exhaustion.
|Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) can quantify hormonal imbalances. It provides a widespread picture of a patient’s hormone levels that cannot be identified in blood, 24-hour urine and saliva tests.This is paired with complete blood testing for thyroid, metabolism, insulin and blood sugars for a comprehensive hormone approach.
|Dried urine samples are thoroughly scrutinized to review sex hormones and metabolites (estrogen, progesterone, androgens, testosterone and their metabolites). These test results help us evaluate adrenal hormonal malfunctions, and can detect levels of free cortisol, cortisone and their metabolites. This test also investigates some organic acids (dopamine metabolite, glutathione threshold, oxidative stress and melatonin levels).
|Includes a complete thyroid panel, insulin and blood sugars, cortisol and inflammatory markers.For patients that experience weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, heart palpitations.
|Conventional medicine tests tend to examine solely some thyroid hormones; as well as not testing for insulin resistance. This panel offers complete testing to determine the cause of a slow metabolism.
|Evaluated via blood testing, our full thyroid panel collects data for the following: Reverse T3, free T3 (triiodothyronine), free T4(thyroxine), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), anti-thyroglobulin and TPO (thyroperoxidase antibody). It also tests fasting insulin, fasting glucose, HBA1c, CRP, CBC and ferritin.(*additional 2 hour insulin glucose challenge can be evaluated)
|Thyroid Panel with Thyroid antibodies and reverse T3
|For patients that experience fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, heart palpitation, brain fog, inability to lose weight, infertility
|This test is specific for ruling out hypo and hyperthyroidism, autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or Graves Disease) and thyroid insufficiency
|Evaluated by blood testing, our full thyroid panel collects data for the following: TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), free T4(thyroxine), free T3 (triiodothyronine), Reverse T3, anti-thyroglobulin and TPO (thyroperoxidase antibody)
|Heavy Metal Toxicity
|Chronic toxin exposure is linked to low energy levels, fertility issues, and cognitive (ADHD, ASD, memory issues) and emotional (anxiety, depression) health concerns.Toxic metals can also cause respiratory, hepatic, cardiac and immunity, chronic inflammation, biofilm, and chronic infection concerns.
|Toxic metal exposure can occur from the air, water, soil or from working with waste processing, chemical plants, automotive, tool & dye, etc.Testing includes lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and more.
|Unlike conventional testing, this urine test quantifies numerous hazardous elements. Think of it as a snapshot of how much toxic metals have been retained in the body from chronic or acute exposure. These test results aid in developing customized treatment plans including detox recommendations, chelation protocols and nutritional supplements.
|Organic Acid Test (Overall Health Snapshot)
|What’s the root cause of your chronic condition? If you suffer from chronic pain, digestive troubles, depression, and/or nutritional deficiencies, this test may provide you with answers
|Organic acids are products of the body’s metabolic pathways. Evaluation of these downstream metabolites from various metabolic pathways provides insight into important areas related to gut health, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurotransmitter status, indicators of detoxification and macronutrient breakdown and nutritional status. This makes organic acid testing a valuable tool to assess the functional need for essential nutrients, diet modification, antioxidant protection, detoxification, and other therapies.
|Organic acids exist 100 times their concentration in urine. This is why a urine sample is required, especially since it can detect about 1,000 various organic acids.Next to measuring bacteria and intestinal yeast, this test also quantifies oxidative stress, levels of vitamin and mineral, mitochondrial and neurotransmitter imbalances, and oxalates.
|Our daily lives expose us to hundreds of toxic chemicals, from various sources such as food, pharmaceuticals, household products and environmental pollution. This exposure has increased due to industrialization, overdevelopment, and chemical-intensive agriculture. Unfortunately, exposure to these toxicants can lead to a wide range of health risks, from minor skin irritation to life-threatening illnesses.
|The GPL-TOX Profile is a comprehensive assessment of exposure to environmental pollutants.
|This urine-based assay screens for 173 toxicants through 18 metabolites, including Tiglylglycine, a key marker for mitochondrial damage often associated with chronic toxin exposure. By utilizing advanced mass spectrometry (LC/MS), the GPL-TOX Profile is able to detect lower levels of certain genetic, mitochondrial, and toxic chemical markers that conventional mass spectrometry may miss.
|Mycotoxins, produced by certain mold species, are some of the most prevalent toxins and can come from many sources including buildings, vehicles, and food. These compounds have been recognized as a growing global health concern due to their acute and chronic adverse health impacts. Mycotoxin exposure can be difficult to diagnose without proper testing due to vague and often varied symptoms.
|The MycoTOX Profile is the most comprehensive assessment of mycotoxins.
|Our state-of-the art urine-based assay accurately assesses levels of 11 different mycotoxins, including Aflatoxin M1, Ochratoxin A, Zearalenone, and Trichothecenes. The MycoTOX Profile has been designed to support clinicians uncover mycotoxin exposure – and guide a therapeutic strategy for prevention and treatment.
|Lyme + Coinfections Testing **
|Lyme disease was first named in the village Lyme, Connecticut, USA in 1975. The spirochete agent of Lyme disease was named Borrelia burgdorferi. This spirochete bacteria is carried by several tick vectors, primarily the deer tick Ixodes dammini (USA) and Ixodes ricinus (Europe). Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through a tick bite and in fewer cases through horse-fly bites. Only 50% of tick bites will produce a bulls-eye rash.
|Lyme BorreliosisBartonellaBabesiaEhrlichia & AnaplasmaChlamydia pneumoniaMycoplasmaRickettsiaYersiniaParasitesYeastVirus (EBV, CMV, HSV, HHV6, HHV8, Coxsackie)MoldStreptococcus (PANDAS testing)
|The test reflects the current Borrelia burgdorferi activity of chronic and recent Borrelia burgdorferi infections.The EliSpot is highly sensitive and can detect even one single Borrelia burgdorferi-reactive T-cell. With detection levels that can be as low as one cell in 100,000, the EliSpot is one of the most sensitive cellular assays available.The EliSpot is between 20 and 200 times more sensitive than a conventional ELISA.The EliSpot displays a similar sensitivity as a RT-PCR (Real Time PCR) analysis, but detects the secreted protein instead of the mRNA (messenger RNA).The EliSpot can be helpful when monitoring therapies. The EliSpot should usually become negative about 4 to 8 weeks after the completion of an effective therapy.
|Methylation/Genomic Panels **
|The range of symptoms associated with methylation defects is broad, but can include:1. questionable detoxification (patients who take hormone therapy, drink alcohol, or have toxin exposure)2. cancer risk3. cardiovascular disease (non-coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary artery disease)4. psychiatric and mood disorders (schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression)5. neurologic disorders (Parkinson’s disease, cognitive decline)6. chronic fatigue
|The Methylation Panel is an innovative test designed to offer insight into the critical biochemical pathways.
|Methylation metabolites can be measured in plasma, and genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are analyzed via buccal swab
|Metabolomix+: A Non-Invasive Personalized Nutritional Assessment **
|Common clinical indications for testing include: 1.Mood disorders2.Mitochondrial dysfunction3.Fatigue4.Chronic stress5.Inflammation
|The Metabolomix+ Profile report categorizes results into several metabolic areas :Personalized Results Overview and Nutrient Need OverviewFunctional Imbalance Scores in areas of methylation, toxic exposure, mitochondrial dysfunction, fatty acid imbalances, and oxidative stressNutrient Need Overview with recommendations for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, GI support, and amino acidsA urine test from the morning will be analyzed for high levels of organic acids, amino acids and oxidative stress markers.
|Add-on Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids Markers (Bloodspot- whole blood)Omega 3 Fatty Acids are essential for brain function and cardiovascular health and are anti-inflammatoryOmega 6 Fatty Acids are involved in the balance of inflammationOmega 9 Fatty Acids are important for brain growth, nerve cell myelin, and reducing inflammationSaturated Fatty Acids are involved in lipoprotein metabolism and adipose tissue inflammationMonounsaturated Fats include omega 7 fats and unhealthy trans fatsDelta-6 Desaturase Activity assesses efficiency of this enzyme to metabolize omega 6’s and omega 3’sCardiovascular Risk includes specific ratios and the Omega 3 IndexAdd-on Comprehensive Urine Element Profile (urine) assesses 20 toxic and 15 mineral elementsAdd-on SNPs (buccal swab) include MTHFR, COMT, TNF-a, and APOE
** Some tests offered in this list are requisitioned via the clinic’s medical doctors. Please call to inquire.
This list is not comprehensive – if there is a test that you’re interested in and is not listed, please inquire as we may be able to source it for you.