Specialty Testing

Specialty Testing

Inflammation leads to cascade of damage to our bodies. Our body launches an attack with our white blood cells and chemicals that results in redness and swelling to kill the bacteria or rid the body of the intruder. We offer routine laboratory testing such as Comprehensive Metabolic panel, Lipid Panel and Cardio IQ, Complete Blood Count, Urinalysis and Prostate Specific Antigen to highly complex methods that assist in diagnosing genetic conditions, cancers, and other rare diseases. These Specialty Tests include:

Cardio IQ: Uses cholesterol levels to determine whether there is a risk detected for heart attack! Identifies Residual Risk Levels (RRL) and provide treatment options. Based on RRL, provide treatment options. Looks at the LDL phenotype! What are the amounts of very small, small, medium LDL subclasses is the first priority. What are the amounts of Large HDL subclass within respective risk category is the second priority. Raise HDL. What is the total LDL particle number? This is the third priority and may need statin therapy, red rice yeast, plant sterol therapy. Does it indicate residual risk?

Gut Inflammation Testing (GI Effects): Conditions of the Gut can be disconcerting, even life threatening. Despite diagnoses such as Crohns Disease and Colitis being widespread, as many as 75% of people that have a Gut disturbance do not seek treatment for it. To heal a leaky Gut requires removing the offending agent, whether it is an acid blocker, gluten, bacteria, virus or fungi. This can be done with a detoxification program such as our Core Restore Program. To restore normal Gut function you will have to replace the beneficial bacteria with 10 to 20 billion colony count of Probiotics daily and use Digestive Enzymes to aid in food breakdown. Lastly to normalize the integrity of the Gut, use Glutamate, a precursor of Glutathione. When in doubt of what is causing you to feel sick, start with the Gut. You will need a medical provider knowledgeable about integrative approaches to health.

Sex Hormones and Cortisol Testing: Starting point for initial assessment of hormonal status and endocrine function and includes estradiol(E2), progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and four cortisols. Looks at the full cortisol pattern. Especially important in patients who are experiencing the following symptoms: Weight gain, Multiple chemical sensitivity, High blood sugar, Elevated lipids (cholesterol and/or triglycerides), Insomnia, Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

NutrEval (Nutrient Testing): In this test, the Amino Acids are measured from a blood draw of plasma. This provides a framework of core nutrients in 5 key areas: Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, Essential Fatty Acids, and Minerals. Consultation to uncover health and nutrition goals is then conducted where we assess the current dietary makeup of the patient and prescribe a nutritional plan via our online nutritional website.

Autoimmune Allergy Testing: Immunocap -- Specific IgE is an invitro IgE test. Specific IgE allergen testing has been used clinically to rule in or rule out atrophy in patients with allergy-like symptoms, identify the allergen causing the patient’s symptoms, and to assess current sensitivity/tolerance to the allergen. In previously diagnosed patients, it is used to diagnose IgE-mediated allergic disorders. A definitive allergy diagnosis allows selection of appropriate therapies such as immunotherapy or allergen avoidance and circumvents use of unnecessary medication.

Colon Sentry Blood Test: Colon Cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the United States. It accounts for 50,000 deaths per year though it is a highly preventable cancer when caught early. Sixty-three percent (63%) of colon cancer cases are not diagnosed until stage 3 or stage 4 when the cancer has metastasized. The Colon Sentry Blood test measures the expression of 7 genes biomarkers in the blood which can detect early warning signs of colon cancer. It raises a red flag so Colonoscopy procedures can be performed sooner if necessary.

Lung Cancer Gene Testing: This is a blood test given for those people that smoke currently or in the past. It detects cancer earlier than any other method-up to 5 years earlier than the CT scan. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer in US. 160,000 die of lung cancer annually. It accounts for 1/3 of all cancer deaths, more than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and skin cancers combined. When caught early as many as 90% of patients survive for 5 years or more. Most lung cancers are detected at later stages. When the cancer has metastasis, survival rates drops to 4%. The Lung Cancer Gene Test is a simple, convenient blood test, requires non-fasting, no dietary restrictions and no special preparations. This is not a stool test.

Prostate Health Index:Reduces unnecessary biopsies by 26%. The PHI detects more aggressive, potentially life-threatening cancers that require treatment. The Test includes values for tPSA, fPSA, %fPSA, proPSA and PHI. The higher the PHI the greater chance of prostate cancer and is associated with more aggressive form of the disease. A PHI of 25 gives 11% risk; a PHI of 35 gives 18%; a PHI of 55 gives 32% and a PHI over 55% gives a 52% risk of prostate cancer.

FIA (Functional Intracellular Analysis): measures levels of selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other essential micronutrients within your white blood cells. FIA can uncover deficiencies that show development of chronic diseases.

Hormonal Panel (Male and Female): Starting point for initial assessment of hormonal status and endocrine function and includes Estradiol(E2), Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and four cortisol. We look at the full cortisol pattern. Especially important in patients who are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Weight gain
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • High blood sugar
  • Elevated lipids (cholesterol and/or triglycerides)
  • Insomnia
  • Skin Tightening
  • Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue: Perform health screen to rule out the following diseases that can cause chronic fatigue:

  • Lyme Disease: Bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks.
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: A disease brought on by a type of bacteria carried by ticks
  • Epstein Bar Virus (EBV or CM): A contagious viral illness that initially attacks the lymph nodes in the neck and throat..

Healthy Weight DNA Insight (Saliva): Laboratory analysis of saliva to identify markers of endocrine, immunologic, inflammatory, infectious, and other types of conditions. This test screens for or allows for the diagnosis of numerous conditions and disease states, including Cushing's disease, anovulation, HIV, cancer, parasites, Hypogonadism, and allergies.

Thyroid: Testing given to evaluate the thyroid's functioning. Too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream causes hyperthyroidism, increased metabolic rate, weight loss, sweating, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure, among other symptoms. Too little thyroid hormone causes hypothyroidism. This slows down bodily functions; leads to fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, and related symptoms.