Lab Test

NUTRITIONAL TESTING

  • Micronutrient : a one-of-a-kind nutritional screening tool to assess direct measurement of both intra- and extracellular nutrient status of common vitamins, minerals, co-factors, amino acids, essential fatty acids and more.
  • Heavy Metals : a urine-based assay for the 20 most common heavy metal elements


GASTROINTESTINAL TESTING

Intestinal Permeability and Food Sensitivities 

* A proprietary line of peptide-level tests for thousands of peptides in commonly antigenic foods, with higher accuracy than standard food sensitivity testing.  These tests are designed to help us customize and personalize diet recommendations when addressing complicated conditions such as intestinal permeability and autoimmune diseases, in order to avoid one-size-fits-all elimination protocols that may be unnecessarily limiting, or even harmfully add reactive foods, in some cases.  

  • Wheat: A peptide-level test with the most robust panel available for the detection of intestinal permeability, gluten- and wheat-sensitivity, celiac disease, and gluten-mediated autoimmunity.
  • Corn: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in corn, including GMO and non-GMO varieties
  • Gluten-Free Grain Panel: to assess sensitivity to commonly consumed gluten-free grains
  • Lectin Panel: to assess sensitivity to 16 high lectin foods and 7 high aquaporin foods
  • Dairy Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in cow’s milk dairy 
  • Mammalian Milk Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in non-bovine alternative animal milks
  • Egg Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in both egg yolk and egg white 
  • Peanut Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in peanut
  • Soy Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in soy, including GMO and non-GMO varieties
  • Nut Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in the most commonly consumed nuts, including those with cross-reactivity to other nuts and legumes
  • Seafood Panel: to assess sensitivity to multiple peptides in the most commonly consumed  fish and shellfish
  • Food Sensitivity Complete Profile: a whole protein extract test for sensitivity to 209 commonly consumed foods through both IgG and IgA immunoglobulins*
  • Food Additives Profile: this is a brand new test to our menu, and includes antibody-based testing for 57 food additives including elements, emulsifiers and surfactants, flavor enhancers, fibrous additives, food dyes and pigments, gums and thickening agents, pesticides, preservatives and antioxidants, sweeteners, and others (BPA and latex). *Food Additives can be added to Food Sensitivity as part of our Food Sensitivity Complete test
  • Wheat Panel: Our flagship peptide-level test with the most robust panel available for the detection of intestinal permeability, gluten- and wheat-sensitivity, celiac disease, and gluten-mediated autoimmunity.
  • Gut Panel: a PCR-based test for screening almost 300 bacteria, including 67 pathogens comprising intestinal parasites, worms, fungi, and viruses; relative abundances are displayed at the phylum, family, genus, and species level, and correlated to medical condition risk. This test now also includes a full functional diagnostic panel measuring calprotectin, pancreatic elastase, beta-glucoronidase, bile acids, short-chain fatty acids, and more!
  • IBS Panel: a screening tool for antibodies that are associated with the autoimmune breakdown of the migrating motor complex (MMC), which can result in the development of refractory SIBO
  • Food Allergens

  1. 15 million people nationwide have food allergies, 9 million of them are adults according to Food Allergy Research and Education.
  2. 8% (5.9 million) of children in the U.S. have food allergies.
  3. 38.7% of food allergic children have a history of severe reactions.
  4. 30.4% of food allergic children have multiple food allergies.
  5. A 50% increase in food allergies was observed among children between 1997 and 2011.


CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS (CTD) TESTING

  • Connective tissue disorder (CTD) is a group of medical diseases that has the connective tissues of the body as a primary target of pathology.
  • Most CTDs feature abnormal immune system activity with inflammation in as a result of an immune system that is directed against one’s own body tissues (autoimmunity).

HORMONE PANELS

We offer comprehensive male and female hormone panels that reveal the overall state of hormonal balance in a patient.  Like nutrients, hormones influence all aspects of health and disease - mood, sleep, metabolism, immunity, heart health and appearance.  An imbalance of one hormone can initiate cascade of events that alters other hormones, so a comprehensive look at hormone status is key.  HORMONES 101 Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions.  There are many types of hormones that act on different aspects of bodily functions and processes.

  • Fatigue & energy levels
  • Cardiovascular health (blood pressure, clotting, lipids)
  • Neurology (migraines, sleep, pain)
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, cognitive function)
  • Immunity (infections, autoimmune disease)
  • Metabolism (blood sugar regulation, tissue repair)
  • Bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Physical appearance (skin, muscles, hair)

* YOU cannot fully achieve hormone health if you lack key micronutrients.  A single nutrient deficiency can negatively affect hormone levels in most people

  • Sex (Steroid)
  • HormonesRegulatory (Peptide)
  • Thyroid Hormones (T3, T4, FreeT3, FreeT4, TSH, Anti-TPO, RT3t, Anti-TG)

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH TESTING

Heart disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect the heart—from infections to genetic defects and blood vessel diseases. Most heart disease can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, yet it’s the number-one health threat in the world, so it’s important that you know your cardiovascular numbers. We offer the most relevant tests available to assess your risk or for monitoring current conditions.


ANTI-AGING

The Neural Profile: the most comprehensive neurological degeneration and autoimmune screening tool available, with 48 antibodies to various structural and functional elements in the brain and nervous system. Aids in identifying antibodies including those responsible for dementia (memory loss) blood brain barrier disruption, neuropathies and inflammation.

INFECTIONS

  • Tickborne Diseases: a test for detecting Lyme and other tickborne diseases through both antigen testing and PCR recognition of microorganisms at a highly accurate level.
  • Infections Panel: a panel of 7 of the most common infections associated with autoimmunity of the nervous system and systemic autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
  • Mycotoxins: The most comprehensive panel for detection of exposure to mycotoxins, with 31 markers measured to the most toxic molds and mycotoxins. 
  • Fungal Antibodies: a comprehensive panel of antibodies to common and emerging fungal pathogens known to cause disease and inflammatory symptoms in humans

INHALANT ALLERGEN TESTING

The most common allergic diseases include: hay fever, asthma, conjunctivitis, hives, eczema, dermatitis, and sinusitis. Among these, hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, is one of the most common kinds of inhalant allergies. Allergic rhinitis appears in two different forms: 

Seasonal

Symptoms occur in spring, summer and early fall. They are usually caused by allergic sensitivity to pollens from trees, grasses or weeds, or to airborne mold spores.

Perennial

Symptoms occur all year-round. Perennial allergic rhinitis is generally caused by sensitivity to house dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and/or mold spores.