Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)
The Adrenal Stress Index is a noninvasive way to evaluate the effects of stress on your body. It includes 10 tests for six different hormones and immune markers that may be affected by chronic stress and stress-related conditions. The ASI is a comprehensive test that provides your doctor with more information than standard serum and urine test results.
The Adrenal Stress Index can:
- Help identify possible causes of excessive fatigue
- Identify underlying reasons for chronic infections including sinusitis and other recurrent respiratory infections
- Screen for concerns with blood sugar and insulin resistance
- Help determine if a gluten-free diet may be best for you
- Identify possible reasons why you may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Candida Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM) and Antigen Panel
Our Candida panel will assess for acute (IgA/IgM) and chronic (IgG) exposure to Candida albicans.
Celiac Antibody Panel
Celiac disease (CD) also known s Gluten-sensitive enteropathy or idiopathic sprue is a hereditary response to Gliadin, a protein of the larger gluten fraction in wheat. Similar protein fractions are also found in rye, barley and triticale.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty material called plaque collects along the walls of arteries. This fatty material thickens, hardens (forms calcium deposits), and may eventually block the arteries.
The carotid arteries provide a “window” to the coronary arteries and CIMT is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, cardiac death, and stroke.
CIMT is a noninvasive test which is performed with a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound transducer. The test is safe, painless and takes about twenty minutes. After applying conducting jelly to the skin over your neck, a small hand-held transducer is applied to image the carotid arteries. The sonographer and off-site laboratory measure and report on the combined thicknesses of the intimal and medial layers of the carotid artery walls.
Doctors can use CIMT as an ultrasound test that is being recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in apparently healthy individuals ages 45 or greater.
Chronic Viral Panel Test (Antibodies Specialty Test)
Viruses are intracellular parasites, meaning that they grow within living cells and live off of the cells. Viruses are a natural part of our ecosystem and we have adapted to use them in a beneficial manner within our body.
However, viruses can also be a major disease-causing agent when we encounter them in very high amounts or if our immune system is compromised. Typically, it is a combination of both of these factors that allows viruses to become a problem within our body.
Viruses can cause disease by compromising our immune system and altering the genetic material within the cells they have hijacked. Viruses can also be a major trigger for inflammation and are responsible for a number of diseases such as HIV, cold sores, the flu, measles, chickenpox, shingles and more. They are also known to be a significant contributing factor in the development of certain types of cancer.
A viral test is performed to find out how the body’s immune system is reacting to various viruses. Antibody Testing: Antibodies are made by the body’s immune system to fight specific viral infections. The antibodies work by attaching to the cell infected by the virus and destroying the cell with the virus inside.
If the antibodies to the specific virus are elevated in the blood then it is a sign the person had an infection. IgM testing would be more recent infection and IgG would indicate an infection in the past.
Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, Human Herpes Virus 6 are just a few of the viruses tested for.
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Environmental Pollutants Profile professionals you need in your corner
Our Environmental Pollutants Profile quantifies exposure to aromatic solvents, paraben and phthalates.
Heavy Metal Testing
Chelation Challenge test (six-hour urine test and stool test done the following day) is a reliable way to check body burden of heavy metals.
A metal-chelating agent like DMSA, DMPS, or EDTA is taken, and urine is collected for six hours afterwards. The chelating agent will pull metals out of the tissues in the body, and they will come out through the urine. This gives an overall picture of the metal burden in the body, although these chelating agents will pull out 2-valent metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic, but not 3-valent metals such as aluminum. If there is a mineral deficiency, the body can hold on to heavy metals to take the place of the deficient minerals. A urine challenge test will also show essential mineral levels, so it can be determined if there is metal retention. The urine challenge test is considered the gold standard for heavy metal testing.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
Hair analysis is among the most cost-effective mineral analyses. Hair provides a long-term record of mineral excesses and deficiencies. Hair provides an accurate long-term record of biological activity (your metabolism). Hair is E.P.A. recognized for the assessment of toxic metals.
Hair tissue mineral analysis can be used to test for recent exposure to heavy metals, Nutritional Elements, Toxic Elements, Ratios to biological functions and metabolic activity as well as important mineral ratio are tested. These ratios include Calcium/Phosphorous, Sodium/Potassium, Calcium/Potassium, Zinc/Copper, Sodium/Magnesium, Calcium/Magnesium etc.
Female Hormone Panel
This panel looks at key hormones to discover the number of free, or unbound components of that hormone that is present in the patient’s system to determine if treatment is necessary for the patient to help her to balance her hormones and get back to living life in an exuberant manner. This test measures all thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, testosterone both unbound and bound forms and growth hormones metabolites which includes various growth factors.
Food Allergy Test
A food allergy is one type of Adverse Food Reaction that is mediated by the immune system. An adverse food reaction may comprise any symptom following the intake of a food. Symptoms may be any perceptible change in how we feel and/or function. Allergic and other hypersensitivity reactions to foods and aeroallergens are characterized by elevated allergen-specific antibody levels in the affected individual’s blood. Research indicates that these types of reactions are implicated in a number of health problems.
An in-depth test to evaluate whole body sufficiency for Iodine. After ingesting a 50mg LugoTab tablet, urine is collected for 24 hours. With this test, Iodine sufficiency is determined by comparing the amount of Iodine taken to the amount excreted in the urine. Whole body Iodine sufficiency is reached when 90% or more of the ingested amount is excreted in the urine. People undergoing the test are deemed to be deficient in iodine if they excrete less than 90% of the iodine loading dose.
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers of the nervous system, essential for relaying signals within the brain and communicating with all organ systems of the body. A neurotransmitter imbalance is an underlying cause for the improper functioning of the communication system of the body. Recent medical surveys report that eight out of ten people are found to suffer from neurotransmitter imbalances that ultimately result in general disorders like obesity, migraine headaches, depression, ADHD, and anxiety.
A neurotransmitter test can identify and correct neurotransmitter imbalances before they become severe enough to cause symptoms. It can help determine which medication or natural treatment like amino acids would be beneficial in treating existing conditions. Urine provides the most accurate information regarding neurotransmitter excretion.
MALE HORMONE PANEL
The Comprehensive Male Panel exists to aid you in knowing how your body is reacting to your daily routine, and if any adjustments are necessary to help you increase the quality of your general health and wellness.
General health tests are empowering because they can supply information about health problems at an early stage that has not yet produced any physical signs or symptoms of illness. A plethora of conditions can be identified when monitoring your general health including: Liver disorders, diabetes, thyroid disease, anemia, leukemia, etc. This test measures all thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, testosterone both unbound and bound forms and growth hormones metabolites which includes various growth factors.
Metabolic Typing®, based on over 25 years of empirical research in the exciting field of Metabolic Typing® and the determination of individual metabolic requirements.
Everywhere you look, there are contradictions. Your friend tells you one thing. You read about just the opposite in a health magazine. And a hot new best seller at your local book store says something quite different altogether.
And, maybe you've learned from your own experience that what works for one person, doesn't help a second and can actually make a third person worse! How can there be so much confusion and contradiction about something that is supposed to be so good for you?
The reason is that 90% of the people talking about nutrition know just enough to be dangerous. They know that nutrition can be the answer, but they don't know how to use it properly. And, yes, it is a two-edged sword: If you use it properly, it can help make you well. But, if you use it improperly, it can help make you sick or keep you that way.
Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body's deficiencies.
Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.
STOOL TEST FOR COMPREHENSIVE DIGESTIVE ANALYSIS
The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)™ offers a comprehensive look at the overall health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This stool analysis evaluates:
- Digestion/Absorption Markers
- Gut Metabolic Markers
- Gut Microbiology Markers
- This diagnostic stool analysis provides immediate, actionable clinical
- Information for the estimated 50% of patients seen by primary care practitioners who have gastrointestinal complaints
Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die - a normal biological process. Telomere Test can determine the length of a patient’s telomeres in relation to the patient’s age.
URINE HORMONE TESTING
Urine Hormone testing uses advanced LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS technology which is the most sensitive and advanced hormone testing available today. It measures important metabolites not available in serum or saliva testing, providing a clear picture of hormone balance and function. This leads to more nuanced and effective treatment options tailored to the individual patient. Metabolites that increase risk for cancers, osteoporosis and other serious conditions as well as protective metabolites are measured. This allows greater safety in prescribing hormone therapy.
Urine hormone testing also allows for a full day perspective on hormone production. - important because some hormones are produced primarily late at night, early in morning or in pulses throughout the day. A single blood draw or saliva sample can not account for thus variability. Finally, urine testing measures free and conjugated hormones, providing a true measure of bioavailable hormones. Neither serum nor saliva provides this measurement.