Testing may be recommended when deeper underlying dysfunctions need to be addressed to restore health and function. Advanced laboratory testing may be recommended in order to develop more targeted and individualized dietary and supplemental solutions to promote healing. Using various methods of objective testing, when done properly, adds an important additional layer of information to guide supplement recommendations so that it is not merely uninformed guesswork. The test results are not intended to diagnose or treat any specific conditions and should always be shared with a physician.

GI Map test (advanced stool analysis)

The GI Map test uses DNA sequencing and it is the most sensitive stool test on the market today. This test is designed to assess the microbiome with particular attention to microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance and may contribute to digestive problems and other illnesses. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, fungi/yeast, viruses, H-pylori, and parasites. The GI Map test also measures standard markers of immunity, inflammation and digestion including calprotectin, secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA), anti-gliadin antibody, pancreatic elastase 1 and B-glucoronidase.

This test might provide valuable information if you’re dealing with:

  • constipation, diarrhea, bloating, acid reflux, food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO and also fatigue, migraines, skin problems, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, thyroid problems, anxiety and depression

MRT (mediator release) food sensitivity test

  • gives insight into inflammation provoking foods and food-chemicals

  • tests 170 foods and food chemicals

Chronic health complaints such as digestive problems, headaches, joint and muscle pain, weight imbalance and fatigue are all symptoms which can be caused by our immune system's reaction to foods, additives, or other substances in our diet. Any food or food additive can be reactive, even foods which are considered healthy, such as chicken, broccoli, or garlic. In addition, reactions can be delayed and/or dose-dependent. This means we may not feel the effects of a reaction until many hours or days after we've eaten the reactive foods, or unless we eat enough of the reactive food. This test identifies how strongly your immune cells react to the foods and food chemicals by measuring intracellular mediator release indirectly.  When released from immune cells, chemical mediators such as histamine, cytokines, and prostaglandins produce damaging effects on body tissues, leading to the development of symptoms. Identifying harmful substances is the first step towards improving your health.

SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) breath test

Breath testing is a non-invasive option that measures hydrogen and methane gasses produced by bacteria in the small intestine.

  • SIBO lactulose test

  • SIBO glucose test

  • SIBO lactulose/glucose combo test

  • SIBO lactulose/glucose/fructose combo test

Symptoms of SIBO may include nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, and malabsorption. These issues typically result after eating carbohydrates – even fruit or vegetables will trigger bloating as the bacteria feed on the carbohydrates within them.

Comprehensive blood chemistry panel

Assessing cardiovascular function, blood sugar, liver and gallbladder, digestion, anemia and nutritional deficiencies, thyroid function, immune and inflammation, kidney and adrenal function and dehydration.

Includes the following markers:

Thyroid panel:

T3 Uptake, Total T4 (Thyroxine), Free T4 Index (T7), Free T3, T3 Reverse, TSH, Thyroglobulin Antibodies, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

Lipid panel:

Cholesterol, total, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL Cholesterol, Chol/HDLC ratio, Non HDL Cholesterol

Inflammation:
HS CRP, C-Reactive protein

Other:

Vitamin D, Magnesium, Homocysteine

Comprehensive metabolic panel:

Glucose, Insulin, Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, eGFR, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon dioxide, Calcium, Protein, total, Albumin, Globulin, Albumin/Globulin ratio, Bilirubin, total, Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, ALT, Hemoglobin A1c, Phosphate (as phosphorus), Uric Acid, LD, GGT

CBC:

White blood cell count, Red blood cell count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet count, MPV, Absolute neutrophils, Absolute lymphocytes, Absolute monocytes, Absolute eosinophils, Absolute basophils, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils

Iron panel
Iron, total, Iron binding capacity, % saturation, Ferritin

Hormonal testing

  • cycling female panel

  • menopausal female panel

  • male hormones panel

  • bone health testing

Advanced adrenal assessment test

  • This test provides detailed information about the pattern of HPA (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenals) axis activity and adrenal hormone output. It measures daily free cortisol and cortisone patterns, cortisol and cortisone metabolites, creatinine, DHEA and melatonin

HPA axis dysfunction is a stress-related condition that occurs when the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning below their optimal level. HPA axis dysfunction is usually the result of long term physical, emotional and/or environmental stress and can lead to symptoms like low energy levels, weakened immunity, high levels of fatigue, difficulty handling stress, etc. This can also lead to lower levels of a number of hormones and neurotransmitters which can affect every single part of the body.