PARTNER LABS FOR FUNCTIONAL HEALTH TESTING
Along your path to healing, we may do some functional health testing. Functional tests are often more sensitive than tests run through conventional medical practices, and we look at more narrow, optimal healthy result ranges. Functional tests are not intended to diagnose disease or illness; they help reveal the root causes of health concerns and are adjunct to understanding nutritional status.
- BioHealth Laboratory can test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which limits nutrient absorption and can cause painful bloating and distention.
- Cyrex Laboratories offers precise testing arrays to identify autoimmune reactions to gluten, chemicals other specific irritants, and can help pinpoint which bodily systems are affected.
- Through Direct Labs we can order routine blood work typically ordered by a doctor's office, outside of the insurance system and at a fraction of the cost.
- Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory offers the GI Map to assess intestinal health and detect parasites, H. pylori bacteria, fungi, yeast other pathogens using FDA-approved methods of stool analysis. It also tests for zonulin, the marker of leaky gut.
- Dunwoody Labs offers a unique, combined IgE food allergy and IgG/IgG4 sensitivity panel that detects foods that trigger antigenic and auto-immune responses within your body plus the immune reaction Complement C3 that "turbo-charges" sensitivities to certain foods. A saliva based IgA panel detects food sensitivities in people who don't do well with blood draw tests. This lab also has a combined intestinal barrier test that detects histamine, inflammation and leaky gut markers
- The DUTCH test offers a very user-friendly, simple dried urine test for comprehensive hormones like cortisol, melatonin, estrogen, testosterone and progesterone markers. It can detect markers for oxidative stress that damage the body. The lab also offers saliva cortisol testing.
- Enterolab looks for markers of celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, a variety of other food sensitivities and intestinal malabsorption using stool analysis. This method of food sensitivity testing is helpful for people who dislike blood draws.
- The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is a worldwide leader in providing testing for nutritional factors in chronic illnesses such as autism, fibromyalgia, and ADHD. This lab offers a comprehensive diagnostic stool analysis for gastrointestinal wellness, organic acids testing (OAT) for metabolic function and testing for food allergy (IgE) and sensitivity (IgG) reactions to foods.
- Meridian Valley Labs can test for specific food sensitivity (IgG4) reactions. This lab also offers tests for cardiovascular health, blood viscosity, glucose management and gastrointestinal health. This lab offers bloodspot tests that work well for kids or adults who don't like needles.
- The MRT test through Oxford Biomedical Technologies detects reactivity to 170 foods, additives and chemicals. It is a different type of food sensitivity test than an IgG test, because it identifies the effects of various inflammatory mediators (histamine, cytokines, prostaglandins and more) released by your blood cells when they encounter foods. Test results are followed by the LEAP (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) healthy food reintroduction program to calm food reactions and painful symptoms like IBS, headache, migraines and fibromyalgia.
- SpectraCell Laboratories measures the levels of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) in your body. This lab also tests for cardiometabolic, hormone and thyroid health markers plus genetic predispositions that can be addressed with nutrition, such as the MTHFR polymorphism. This lab also offers a comprehensive thyroid panel which is great for clients who cannot get doctor's orders for a full panel covered by their insurance.
- VibrantAmerica offers cutting-edge new technology to assess wheat, gluten, corn, lectin and other food sensitivity reactions, microbiome health and leaky gut.
Many of these tests can be completed in the comfort and privacy of your own home, other than blood draws that take place at phlebotomy centers that partner with specific labs. All tests come with pre-paid mailing packs to return to the labs.