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Labs & Diagno‍‍‍stic Testing

Hormone Testing

Hormones are a major player in conducting the symphony of life-sustaining chemical transformations that keep the body functioning well.  When hormone levels start to get out of range, the symphony of the body gets out of tune.   There are a variety of hormone labs including thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and growth hormone related molecules to name a few.  Making sure these hormones are at their proper levels is important for maintaining optimal weight, energy levels, bone density, muscle mass and inflammation levels.

CONVENTIONAL TESTS

Complete blood count:  Assesses the state of your immune system and red blood cells, which gives insight into your body’s ability to fight off infections, clot and produce energy.  Also assesses whether you have anemia or a bone marrow issue.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel:  Evaluates the current state of your kidneys, liver, your body’s ability to manage electrolytes and fasting blood sugar, which assesses short term blood sugar regulation.

Lipid Panel & Advance Lipoprotein Panel:  Determines your total cholesterol as well as your HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol), all of which give insight into your cardiovascular health and the level of oxidation and inflammation occurring in your cardiovascular system.  Also examines triglycerides, which give some insight into how the body processes sugar.

Hemoglobin A1c:  Provides insight into how your body processes sugar over a three month period.  Poor blood sugar regulation suggests your body is not converting sugar to energy well.  That excess sugar may potentially get turned into fat and stored in the body.  

Homocysteine:  An amino acid used to assess detoxification and methylation pathways.  High levels are associated with low B6, B12 and/or folate.  Elevations have also been linked to cardiovascular disease.TSH:  This hormone is used to screen for thyroid malfunctions.  The thyroid is a gland in the neck which helps regulate energy levels, weight, digestive function and mood.  

Vitamin D:  An important vitamin that helps strengthen the immune system, support cognition, and promotes healthy cell proliferation, which is essential for proper growth and wound healing.

C-Reactive Protein:  A general marker of inflammation.  Elevated levels suggest a possible auto immune disease, increased oxidative stress, heart disease, neurological disease and cancer.  

Cardiovascular Heal‍‍‍th

We employ the Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT) to measure calcified and soft plaque in your carotid arteries.‍‍‍

Food Sensitivity Testing (IgG and IgE)

Food sensitivity testing is a lab commonly used to create taylor-made diets for patients.  Patients often experience weight loss, decreased pain and increased energy when they adhere to their lab-guided nutrition plans.  Individuals with 20 year headaches, chronic insomnia, skin issues and other bizarre symptoms such as spontaneous esophageal constriction have also seen amazing results by following their nutrition plans.

Nutritional Deficiencies and Antioxidant Markers

For individuals seeking laboratory guidance to help determine which vitamins and minerals they should be taking regularly, we employ a range of micro-nutrient blood tests to detect deficiencies in a number of nutrients including antioxidants and metabolic cofactors such as B vitamins and omega 3s.