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Services - Diagnostic Testing

The following is a list of Functional Medicine laboratory testing routinely done in our office. There are many more tests, not listed here, that our consultants uses in certain situations. Please contact us to find out any more information on specific tests.

Diagnostic Testing

Bowel function test: stool Analysis

  • Evaluates ability to digest and absorb food. Includes special cultures to assess dysbiosis: the presence and quantity of both beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria, and yeast.
  • Dysbiosis can be the underlying cause for many clinical symptoms and is involved in conditions such as immune dysfunction, irritable bowel, fibromyalgia, migraines and more.
  • Optimal bowel health is key for a healthy immune system and general vitality and well being. Recommended for everyone.

Assessing vitamin and mineral deficiencies

  • Spectracell Intracellular testing.
  • Most accurate way to determine deficiencies.
  • Important basic screening for both prevention and treatment of all medical conditions.
  • Organix: Urine organic acids.
  • Urine test that measures a breadth of biochemical processes in the body: Ability to metabolize fats and carbohydrates, mitochondria
    function, dysbiosis markers and neurotransmitter metabolites.
  • Indirectly measures vitamin and mineral deficiencies by assessing function of enzymes.
  • Excellent comprehensive screening for everyone.

Hormone evaluation

Adrenal testing

  • Saliva test to evaluate adrenal fatigue by measuring cortisol levels during the course of the day, also measures DHEA.
  • Especially helpful for those with excessive fatigue, inflammatory conditions, and weight issues.

Estrogen metabolism testing

  • Urine test to measure estrogen metabolites indicating how well your body is detoxifying and eliminating estrogen.
  • “Good” elimination will result in improved hormone balance and a lower risk of breast cancer.
  • “Bad” elimination can be positively influenced with targeted supplementation and diet.
  • Important for all women with a history of breast cancer, at risk of breast cancer or interested in prevention.

Thyroid, all blood hormone levels.

Immune system evaluation

  • Food allergy IgE and Food Intolerance IgG testing.
  • Blood test that measures IgG levels to 90 different foods, also mould.
  • Goes beyond traditional IgE testing; not the same test done by allergy specialists.
  • Especially useful to identify food triggers for many health conditions.

Immunoscience testing

  • Specialty lab that directly measures the function of different components of the immune system.
  • Very useful for those with medical conditions involving the immune system

Heavy metal testing

  • Urine test to assess the accumulated body stores of mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium.
  • Especially useful for those with autoimmune conditions, severe fatigue or neurological symptoms, unexplained symptoms, or environmental exposure.
  • Treatment available to safely remove elevated heavy metals.

Anti-oxidant status

  • Urine lipid peroxides: Urine test to measure your level of anti-oxidants.
  • Important for anyone with neurological illness or symptoms, and also as a basic screening for those with inflammation.

Liver function: detoxification pathways

  • Standard Detoxification Profile: Saliva testing to assess your detoxification enzymes
  • Impaired detoxification is an underlying issue for many health conditions, including migraines, fibromyalgia, allergies and chemical sensitivities.
  • Is especially important for those on multiple medications as these use enzymes and can cause deficiencies in the pathways.

Neurotransmitter testing

  • Urine test that measures neurotransmitter metabolites.
  • Important for those with sleep problems, depression or other mood disorders/
  • Can use to direct treatment with amino acid supplementation to balance neurotransmitters instead of using anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication.