FUNCTIONAL LAB TESTS

The body is designed to function perfectly.

Cells do not need to be taught what to do. Cells, tissues, organs, and systems naturally seek a state of ease.

“Normal” function equals healthy function.

Symptoms are a signal that something is wrong.

Many practitioners can order lab tests, but then end up doing nothing more than treating the lab results.

These functional lab tests help to find imbalances, deficiencies, or malfunctions that may correlate to chronic or recurring symptoms. They are not always necessary, but can often times be helpful in providing additional details to determine the root cause of symptoms and to offer a guide for therapy and comprehensive healing.

 
FUNCTIONAL LAB TEST OPTIONS

Adrenal Stress Profile (saliva) – $262

Screens for Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal (HPA) Axis dysfunction and cortisol dysregulation. Allows for evaluation of cortisol and melatonin patterns, otherwise known as Circadian Rhythm, as well as steroid hormone balance (pregnenolone, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and cortisol).

 
Metabolic Assessment Profile (urine) – $205

A three-part lab that screens for improper breakdown of protein, dysbiosis, and malabsorption; measures oxidative stress and free radicals; and direct measurement of liver dysfunction.

 
Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathogen Screen (stool) – $329

Screens for parasites, bacterial overgrowth, and fungus and yeast.

 
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Test (breath) – $199

Screens for severity of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine.

 
Oxford Mediator Release Test (blood) – $320

Tests for 150 commonly consumed foods, food chemicals, and food additives. Measures inflammatory response caused by variety of triggering mechanisms, including IgG and other immune reactions. Not necessary to eat the foods that are to be tested. Requires blood draw to be scheduled at specific locations.

 
IgG ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay) (blood) – $407/462

Tests for 115 or 154 foods. Must be eating the foods that are to be tested in order to create IgG antibodies.

 
Great Plains IgG Fingerstick Test (blood spot collection on card) – $326

Tests for delayed hypersensitivity reactions to 93 foods. Must be eating the foods that are to be tested in order to create IgG antibodies. Often the preferred test for small children since a blood draw is not required.

 
All-inclusive kits are shipped direct to you for sample-taking in the convenience of your own home. Kits include all the necessary packaging required, including pre-paid postage, to ship samples to the lab for analysis. Results are mailed to me within 7 – 10 days. Consultations are scheduled in advance or upon receipt of results, whichever is preferred.