Lab tests are a key part of functional medicine. The right lab tests can unearth the cause of your symptoms. They can even identify a health problem before symptoms develop. I also use tests to track the progress and to help motivate you to stick with your plan.
During your new patient comprehensive visit, I’ll recommend the tests I believe are most likely to get to the root of your health issues. I don’t order a lab unless I believe it will tell us something we need to know to restore your health.
Food allergies or food sensitivities often lead to inflammation and inflammation contributes to chronic health disorders. I commonly use the IgG Food Antibody Assessment, a blood test that measures your reaction to 87 commonly consumed foods.
Gut problems, like leaky gut, parasites, or bacterial overgrowth, contribute to chronic health issues. Tests can screen for leaky gut, gut function, parasites, bacterial overgrowth, and autoimmune reactions.
This is an excellent starting point in functional medicine testing and includes the use of functional medicine ranges (versus lab ranges). Blood testing screens for some diseases and can catch a trend toward a disease while there’s still time to reverse it.
As with foods, an immune reaction to chemicals or metals can trigger chronic inflammatory health disorders.
Adrenal testing reveals the relationship between your health and stress handling. The most important test is the second one because it shows if your protocol is working. If not, you need to dig deeper.
Genetic testing delivers insight into disease risk and genetic metabolic variations that affect health.
Book a Free Discovery Call
During this getting to know you call we will discuss the Functional Medicine Model and determine if you would be a good candidate for this type of care.
Schedule Initial Comprehensive Visit
This is a 60-90 minute comprehensive visit. During this appointment we will thoroughly review your medical, environmental and social history to identify disease triggers and get you on a path to optimal health.