Advanced Laboratory Testing

ADD Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment and treatment of ADD.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with ADD depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • Neurotransmitter & Adrenal Testing
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing
  • Micronutrient Testing

Allergy & Skin Condition Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Allergy and Skin Conditions.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Allergy or Skin Conditions depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing
  • IgE Molds
  • IgE Inhalants
  • Intestinal Permeability
  • Stool Analysis
  • Neurotransmitter & Adrenal Function
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing
  • Immune Genetic Testing

Anxiety & Depression Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Anxiety and Depression.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Anxiety or Depression depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • Neurotransmitter & Adrenal Function
  • Adrenal Function (HPA Axis)
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Pyroluria Testing
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing

Chronic Fatigue Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Chronic Fatigue.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Chronic Fatigue depends on the unique presentation of each patient.  Hormone Testing is also often important however this is usually done through a standard lab.

  • Neurotransmitter Function
  • Adrenal Function (HPA Axis)
  • Chronic Viral Disease Profile
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Energy Essentials Organic Acid Profile
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing
  • Lyme Disease Screening

Digestive Disorder Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Digestive Disorders.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Digestive Disorders depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • Comprehensive Stool Analysis
  • Intestinal Permeability
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing
  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Testing
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing

Hormone Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Hormones.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Hormone imbalance depends on the unique presentation of each patient.  Many hormones can be tested through standard labs however additional specialty hormone tests which can be very clinically important.

  • Hormone Monthly Rhythm
  • Neurotransmitter Testing
  • Adrenal Testing (HPA Axis)
  • Estrogen Metabolism
  • Bone Metabolism
  • Estrogen Genetic Testing

Lyme & Coinfections Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Lyme Disease.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with possible Lyme Disease depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • iSpot T-Cell Testing
  • Complete Western Blot
  • Co-Infection Testing
  • CD-57 Levels

Nutritional Deficiency Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Nutritional Deficiency.  Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with Nutritional Deficiencies depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • NutrEval (Includes macronutrients and micronutrients)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (Organic Acid Testing)
  • Essential Fatty Acid (Omega 3, etc.)

Toxicity Specialty Laboratory Testing

The following are tests however we have found especially important for proper assessment of Toxicity. Decision of which of these, or other tests, should be run with an individual with possible Toxicity depends on the unique presentation of each patient.

  • Urine Toxic Metals & Essential Elements
  • Toxic Effects Chemical Occurrence & Related Exposure
  • Chemical Immune Reactivity
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (Organic Acid Testing)
  • Glutathione
  • Genetic Detox Capabilities

Specialty Lab Summary

Below are some of the specialty laboratory tests we offer:

  • Comprehensive Metabolic Organic Acid Testing (urine)- An extremely cost effective method to determine B-Vitamin Status (energy, digestion, muscle function, nerve function), Cellular Energy Processes (weight & vigor), Neural Function (stress, mental processing, emotional processing, behavior), Detoxification (brain fog, headaches, sleep, nausea, chemical sensitivity), Bowel Bacteria & Yeast, and Antioxidant Status.
  • Nutrient Depletion Analysis (Vitamin, Mineral & Amino Acid Testing)–Measures levels of important nutritional factors, assisting in the identification of sub-optimal levels or deficiencies.
  • Saliva & Blood Female Hormone Testing– Useful for treating menstrual irregularities, peri-menopause, PCOS, fibroids, infertility, and other related disorders.
  • Neurotransmitter Testing (urine)– Useful in the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADD/ADHD, anorexia nervosa, and other mental health disorders.
  • Adrenal Stress Index– Useful in identifying a common cause of fatigue, sleep disorders, depression, chronic stress, and other symptoms related to a disruption in cortisol rhythm.
  • Heavy Metal Testing (Urine collection with or without challenge)– Many conditions have been associated with heavy metal toxicity (elevated total body burden). Random blood testing will only show an acute exposure to heavy metals and will not demonstrate that which has accumulated over time and been stored elsewhere in the body.
  • Chemical Toxicity Testing– Chronic health conditions like autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cancer and even diabetes, have been associated with ongoing exposure to environmental toxins.  By testing which chemicals have the highest accumulation, treatment can be targeted and tracked.
  • Food & Environmental Allergy Testing–IgG and IgE food allergy panels are performed.  IgG tests for food sensitivities and delayed reactions, where-as IgE tests for immediate anaphylactic reactions.  We are also using a food sensitivity test which pairs IgG with the inflammation marker C3d and is not dependent on exposure for accurate results.
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis– A complete assessment of normal and abnormal microbes (bacteria, parasites, yeast) in addition to the degree of digestion taking place (enzymes and inflammatory markers measured).