What is Functional Lab Testing?
Functional laboratory testing through specialty labs may be recommended to provide further understanding of why dysfunction is occurring. They provide the most targeted, individualized, effective therapeutic strategy.
Functional laboratory testing may include blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples to provide information about a variety of systems including metabolic, nutritional, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hormonal, immune, genetic, detoxification, and others.
Evaluates overall nutritional status to determine personalized supplementation needs for antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients. It is an advanced diagnostic tool to guide nutritional therapies, often augmenting and speeding recovery of complex chronic conditions.
Provides information about the impact that shifting hormone levels can have in men and women. It can reveal imbalances of primary sex hormones and how they relate to other hormones, such as DHEA, cortisol, and melatonin.
Assess a combination of standard lipid markers and advanced biomarkers that provide information on cholesterol metabolism, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Analyzes blood for lipid markers and independent risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease. We can create a personalized treatment plan addressing specific metabolic area to help minimize risk and support improved cardiovascular health.
Provides a more precise plan of action and allows treatment tailored to be most effective for reducing disease risk. We utilize a range of DNA tests to gain a greater understanding of what patients need for optimal health and nutrition and which cover a spectrum of genetic qualities, including weight management, chronic disease risk management, athletic performance, & high-intensity exercise recovery.
Can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Results allow us to determine whether you need to improve digestive function by supplementing digestive enzymes, are needing treatment with antimicrobials and/or probiotics, and if your immune system is functioning effectively in the intestines.