Functional Lab Tests
Advanced functional lab testing is useful for anyone regardless of their current state of health. Whether you suffer with chronic illness, want to improve your health naturally or simply maintain good health, functional lab testing will provide valuable information about your health at the cellular level.
Unlike conventional lab testing, functional lab testing is not used for diagnosis of an illness. Its utility lies in the ability to catch an abnormal health pattern that has potential to lead to chronic illness but that may be slowed, halted, or even reversed if recognized early. Functional lab testing can keep you healthy.
Functional lab test results guide therapy. We gain valuable information about your nutritional deficiencies, metabolic pathways, hormone production, toxins, genetics, biochemistry and many other things that influence your health and vitality.
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.
Organix Comprehensive Profile
The Organix Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insight into organic acids and a view of the body’s cellular metabolic processes. In addition, children’s reference ranges are included to provide more accurate pediatric nutritional evaluations. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated with proper nutrition allows improved patient outcomes.
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.