This profile is an indicator of adrenal hormone imbalances underlying stress-related disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity and eating disorders. The disruption of healthy cortisol secretion is linked to chronic inflammation, immune dysfunction, altered blood sugar, hypertension and osteoporosis. DHEA leaves are measured to access natural stress resistance and anabolic defense against degenerative conditions of aging, including muscle wasting, abdominal obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Amino acids are essential to life. This profile is the most comprehensive and sensitive assay available for 24-hour urine or fasting plasma. More than 40 analytes are measured, providing information related to a wide spectrum of metabolic and nutritional disorders, including: protein inadequacy, gastrointestinal imbalances, inflammatory responses, detoxification impairments, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, ammonia toxicity, food and chemical sensitivities, depression or behavioral disorders (including autism and ADHD), neurological dysfunction, and inborn errors of metabolism.
The BIA provides accurate measurements of body composition to help create an effective, personalized lifestyle and dietary program, including nutritional supplements, and exercise to help you support optimal health and well-being for a lifetime. BIA measures the impedance and resistance to a harmless imperceptible electrical current as it travels through the water found in muscle or fat. By using the impedance measurements along with a person’s height and weight, body type (gender, age, fitness level), it is possible to calculate the percentage of body fat, fat-free mass, hydration level and other body composition values. Because BIA can be effected by body hydration, many professionals may use this method as a means of tracking the hydration status of their patients. This is especially important for athletes who are training or performing as well as for the chronically ill.
This test provides an accurate assessment of the rate of bone turnover in an individual. This allows your doctor to identify those more likely to develop osteoporosis, to intervene before the significant loss has occurred. The test also determines the effectiveness of treatment based on post-treatment changes in biochemical markers as opposed to bone scans which only indicate the amount of bone that has been lost.
Candida albicans is a common species of fungus (yeast), that if allowed opportunistically to grow in the human body, has been linked to vaginal, skin, digestive and systemic health problems. Frequent antibiotics, steroids, and hormone use, high sugar intake and immune suppression are a few contributing factors to yeast overgrowth.
Several different assessments are available to diagnose this occurrence including, blood antibody, electrodermal and stool analysis.
This blood test should be done yearly to monitor your health status. It includes:
A chemistry profile is blood test that requires the patient to be fasting for 12 hours. This panel includes measurments that reflect the functioning of several organ systems rather than specific target organ or system. Commonly the Chem. Profile includes:
The complete blood count, or CBC, is one of the most frequently requested laboratory tests. This test provides a wealth of information and maybe beneficial in the diagnosis and treatment of the number of conditions. Uses include but are not limited to, detection and evaluations of anemia, evaluations or reactions to inflammations and infections, detection and evaluation of leukemias. A CBC report typically includes a white cell count (WBC), red cell count (RBC), hemoglobin, hematocrit, red cell indices and morphology, a WBC differential, platelet count or estimate and platelet morphology.
|Chemistry Anlyte||Also known as||General Organ/Organ System & Condition Associations|
|Sodium||Na or Na+||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Potassium||K or K+||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Chloride||Cl or Cl-||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Carbon Dioxide||CO2 or Bicarbonate||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Glucose||Gluc||Fluid/electrolyte imbalance, blood sugar levels|
|Blood Urea Nitrogen||Urea Nitrogen||Kidney; liver; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Calcium||Ca or Ca+||Bone; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Phosphorus||Phos or PO4||Kidney; bone|
|Total Protein||.||Nutritional status; liver|
|Albumin||Alb||Nutritional status; liver|
|Alkaline Phosphatase||AP or Alk Phos||Liver; bone|
|AST||Formerly SGOT||Liver; muscle|
|Cholesterol||Chol||Nutritional status; cardiac risk|
|Triglyceride||Trig||Nutritional status; cardiac risk|
|Anion gap||.||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|BUN: creat ratio||.||Kidney; fluid/electrolyte imbalance|
|Alb: glob ratio||A/G ratio||Liver; nutritional status|
This blood test provides a state-of-the-art assessment of cardiovascular risk and treatment response. It provides a full array of the latest risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other vascular related disorders. The advanced markers on this test have been shown to identify more than 84% of patients with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis – nearly30% more then the number of patients detected by standard lipid profiles based on National Cholesterol Education Guidelines.
This analysis is a non-evasive evaluation of gastrointestinal function. It is recommended in cases of gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as many systemic disorders that may originate in the gut.
This test reveals information on Phase I and Phase II detoxification pathways. The optimal functioning of these pathways is critical for effective elimination of toxic compounds and metabolic by-products from the body, oxidative stress and factors which may contribute to various conditions.
Fatty acids comprise some of the most essential nutrients in the human diet, critical for cell membrane structure and function for local “ hormonal” signaling. Essential fatty acids are transformed into local hormone mediators called eicosanoids that regulate all stages of inflammation. This process is vital to the ability of the body’s immune system to repair and protect itself. This analysis offers the most comprehensive and detailed evaluation of fatty acids status available.
These tests identify slight variation in an person’s genetic code called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) which are associated with an important physiological imbalance or health condition. SNP’s do not cause disease, rather they influence a person’s susceptibility to specific enviromental factors that increase disease risk.
- The DetoxGenomic Profile evaluates potential genetic susceptibility to adverse drug reactions, cancers, neurogenerative disorders, mood disorders, fatigue syndromes, fibromyalgia, multiple sensitivity and oxidative stress.
- The ImmunoGenomic Profile identifies potential genetic susceptibility to asthma, autoimmune disorders, certain cancers, allergy, infectious disease, bone inflammation, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease and osteopenia.
- The OsteoGenomic Profile evaluates potential genetic susceptibility to low bone mineral density, osteopenia, age-related bone fractures and arthritis.
- The CarioGenomic Profile evaluates potential genetic susceptibility to high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, obesity, hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and stroke.
Hair analysis is a screening test which measures the mineral and toxic metal content of human hair. Deficiencies or excesses of any of these compounds can reveal information about nutritional and cellular metabolism and toxic exposure.
It is recommended that hair analysis be used in conjunction with other blood and/or urine lab tests when determining potential problems.
Toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum play no role in normal human health and are considered pollutants. Contamination with these substances can lead to serious illness and dysfunction.
The most accurate method for assessment is by provocation urine testing, which is used before, during, and after treatment (chelation). For a more general screen, hair analysis can also be used.
The female hormone panel is a comprehensive salivary assessment of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone over a 28 day period revealing ovulatory function and trends in hormone production. Imbalances revealed in this profile help identify the cause of disorders such as premenstrual syndrome, infertility and menstrual irregularities. This test is indicated for both pre and peri-menopausal women.
The male hormone panel is a salivary assessment of the daily circadian activity of bioavailable/unbound testosterone. This testing method is used in a wide range of disorders from decreased libido and muscle mass to depression, fatigue, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
A comprehensive thyroid assessment indicates central thyroid dysregulation indicating primary or secondary thyroid disease or dysfunction associated with fatigue, depression, coldness or cold extremities, hair loss, headaches, PMS, menstrual irregularities, fluid retention, unexplained weight gain or loss, anxiety, decreased memory or concentration, muscle and joint pain, low libido and infertility.
Vitamins and minerals are essential substances for life. The foods we eat provide our body with the majority of these compounds however a large percentage of the population also takes supplements. Without optimum vitamin/mineral balance it is very difficult to achieve good health.
Several different tests are available to measure the levels and absorption of these vitamins and minerals in the individual.