Lab Test Instructions
As a functional medicine practice, we see patients that just feel “not quite right” – where there is no one dominant symptom that can point us in the right direction. Examples can range from chronic bloating, unexplained headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, to any number of vague symptoms.
Beyond exploring possible lifestyle factors for chronic ailments and health challenges, we use advanced functional medicine lab testing that provide valuable information about what is happening inside.
The test results help guide our treatment recommendations and make them personalized – allowing us to craft an approach unique to your situation, genetics, and biochemistry.
The FDA-approved GI-MAP test by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory was designed to detect intestinal microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness. The test is also an important indicator of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.
Organic Acid Test
Organic acids are waste byproducts of of metabolism, the process by which you convert food into energy (even at the cellular level). Examining these tells us a lot about how well you produce energy, detoxify, what the activity of your intestinal biome is, and whether you have sufficient brain neurotransmitter function. Accumulation of specific organic acids may be due to a nutrient deficiency, an inherited enzyme deficit, toxic build-up, or drug effect.
The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) is a very informative test for anyone considering bioidentical hormone therapy, or suspects they might have a hormone problem. The test is done four times in a day, and the strips are then used to provide a complete hormone panel, including metabolites, effectively replacing multiple testing methods.
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