FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTING
The functional kits are shipped and completed in the comfort of your own home. I can also utilize conventional to provide the most comprehensive assessment of your health. (If you happen to have had some results, send them over when you order your labs and I will include them in your evaluations.) Even when conventional blood testing is ordered or has been run, I often interpret the Blood tests results through the lens of a functional perspective. When blood draws are required, I can recommend a lab that will complete your draw for the small fee of $25.
The functional lab kits are completed in the comfort of your own home. Fill out the included form with your credit card and personal information and send it back to the lab. Once I receive the results, we will review in detail during our one on one meeting.
Food Sensitivity Testing – MRT (Mediator Release Test) | $335
This foundational lab that I run along with the GI and DUTCH is important because our nutrition, even the healthy foods we consume, can have a significant impact on our immune system. If we clean up our diet and chemicals we ingest, we can improve our immune reaction, which in turn, can have a ripple effect on the rest of our health. The MRT LEAP 150 tests for hidden inflammatory responses to 200 different foods and food- chemicals. MARKERS INCLUDED ON THIS TEST: fruits, vegetables, grains, beans/nuts/legumes, seafood, meats & poultry, dairy, chemicals, flavor enhancers, and some miscellaneous items.
Heavy Metal, Mineral and Vitamin test- HTMA | $204
A mineral blueprint of ones biochemistry (a hair tissue mineral analysis,) can provide pertinent information about your metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity, and how well your body is able to excrete toxic metals. The following are tested: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chromium, Selenium, Phosphorus, Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Lithium, Boron, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Aluminum.
This test is useful for: toxic Element Exposure, Alopecia, Bone Density, Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Dermatitis or Poor Wound Healing, Detoxification Therapy, Fatigue, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hypertension, Immune Function, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Inflammation, Infertility, Kidney Function, Nutritional Deficiencies.
Micronutrient Testing – Organic Acids testing (OATS) | $411
OATS provides insight into the body’s cellular metabolic processes. Organic acids are metabolic intermediates that are produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. Marked accumulation of specific organic acids detected in urine often signals a metabolic inhibition or block. The metabolic block may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up or drug effect. Several of the biomarkers are markers of intestinal bacterial or yeast overgrowth.
These tests allow nutritional assessment for a broad variety of clinical conditions, general wellness and the prevention of chronic diseases including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders and metabolic disorders.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Looking at conventional blood markers and assessing based on optimal levels. Too often people fall into “normal” ranges on their blood work performed by their doctors, and although they feel sick, they are told everything is normal.
By taking a deeper look, and combining regular blood work with additional functional markers, a more comprehensive assessment can be made regarding one’s health now and in the future.