Lab Testing

 

We utilize the most accurate and comprehensive testing methods and diagnostics available to determine the source of your imbalance.  Below are some of the most frequently used tests and diagnostics.

Intracellular Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency Test

Stop guessing at what nutrients you need and find out by doing a Spectracell Micronutrient Deficiency Test. This specialized blood test identifies your primary vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies by assessing the nutrient status in your white blood cells or lymphocytes.

The value in assessing nutrient status in your white blood cells, is that these cells live in our bodies for 6 months to a year, versus red blood cells, which only provide us information surrounding the 72 hours within a blood draw. Therefore, the test results identify what nutrients you are low or deficient in for the past 6 months up to 1 year prior. If you are tired of wondering what you actually need to supplement and want to get to the bottom of your unwanted symptoms and health problems, this is the test for you.

 

Sanesco Neurotransmitter HP Test

Do you suffer from Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Difficulty falling or staying asleep, trouble focusing, have a poor memory or are experiencing unexplainable weight gain? If so, those symptoms can be easily triggered by imbalances in your nervous system. A simple urine test can identify which neurotransmitters may be playing a role in your health concerns.

This urine test measures the following neurotransmitters:
Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA and Glutamate. Having just one neurotransmitter out of balance can create an imbalanced system leading to many unwanted symptoms.

This simple urine collection test kit will be shipped to your home and then you’ll send your sample back to the lab in a prepaid UPS mailer. Your results will come back within 2 weeks of submitting your sample and then you will have a one-hour consultation & results review with Heather Fitzgerald R.D., to help you understand and treat your imbalances with natural supplements, to alleviate your symptoms. This test is ideal for those who cannot tolerate or prefer to avoid any prescription anti-depressants or other prescription medications in lieu of using natural therapies to replenish and balance neurotransmitter levels for optimal quality of life.

Sanesco Neurotransmitter HPA Test

Do you suffer from Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Difficulty falling or staying asleep, trouble focusing, have a poor memory or are experiencing unexplainable weight gain? If so, those symptoms can be easily triggered by imbalances in your nervous system. A simple urine test can identify which neurotransmitters may be playing a role in your health concerns.

(Please note that this test includes more tests than the Sanesco Neurotransmitter HP Test)

This simple urine test kit measures the following neurotransmitters:
Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Saliva cortisol, and DHEA levels. Saliva testing is the most accurate way to assess a patient’s adrenal gland functioning. Optimizing your adrenal gland function is vital to a healthy body and mind. Adrenal Fatigue is so common these days due to our increased demands and life responsibilities. Increases in stressors can cause an over production of cortisol and long-term exposure to stressors can lead to adrenal fatigue, which comes with a host of problems and symptoms. Having just one neurotransmitter out of balance can create an imbalanced system leading to many unwanted symptoms.

This simple at home urine and saliva collection kit will be shipped to your home and then you’ll send your sample back to the lab in a prepaid UPS mailer. Your results will come back within 2 weeks of submitting your sample and then you will have a 1-hour consultation & results review with Heather Fitzgerald R.D., to help you understand and treat your imbalances with natural supplements, to alleviate your symptoms. This test is ideal for those who cannot tolerate or prefer to avoid any prescription anti-depressants or other prescription medications in lieu of using natural therapies to replenish and balance neurotransmitter levels for optimal quality of life.

Adrenal Gland-Cortisol Testing

This simple test assays 4 saliva samples over a 24-hour period for levels of cortisol and DHEA. Imbalances in these hormones are associated with ailments range from abnormal weight gain and chronic fatigue to immune deficiency and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Saliva testing is the most accurate way to measure your adrenal gland function. If your adrenal glands are or have been overworked or fatigued, you can quickly go from being productive and healthy to extreme fatigue and diminished ability to respond to everyday stressors.

Specialized Cardiac Risk Factors Testing

This fasting blood test offers one of the most accurate assessments of your risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including a calculated risk for Metabolic Syndrome, Particle size and lipoprotein (a).  Cardiovascular disease is the most Preventable disease and early intervention prevents unnecessary cardiac deaths.

Genetic Mutation Testing

Using the most advanced testing methods, we now have the ability to evaluate genetic variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s), in genes that modulate specific systems and conditions, including SNP’s for cardiovascular disease, nutrient metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, detoxification capacity, estrogen metabolism, Coagulation, osteoporosis, and potential defects in immune system defenses. You can also do a full pharmocogenic mutation screening, which details out what specific medications you cannot tolerate or should avoid, due to your specific mutations.   Because these are genetic mutations tests, you only have to do these tests once in your lifetime, as the results do not change. This type of testing is done with a buccal or inside cheek swab collection of DNA cells. It’s a small test kit that is shipped directly to you for completion at home and then you’ll return your sample back to the lab in the prepaid envelope/test kit.

Urine Toxic Element Profile

This test measures urinary excretion of nutrients and toxic metals, including toxic elements such as mercury, lead, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure as well as potential nutrient and mineral wasting.
This is a 24-hour at home urine collection test. It shows us your levels due to long-term exposure of these toxic elements, versus blood testing, which only shows us if you’ve had recent exposure to toxic elements.

IGG Food Antibodies Test

This simple blood test measures serum levels of total IgG antibodies for up to 190 different foods. This test is indicated for those with suspected food allergies or food sensitivities. Optional add-ons include IgG Spices, IgE Inhalants & IgE Molds. This testing is ideal for those who know something is causing digestion issues or immune system to decline but cannot figure out what the culprits are. The test results provide us a map to how to desensitize you to the antibodies of your most reactive foods or food groups.

Comprehensive Stool & Digestive Analysis With Parasitology

This comprehensive test evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora and the colonic environment, and evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing. This profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, for many systemic diseases, and provides a sensitivity panel for treating pathogenic flora.
This test is the one of the most comprehensive gastrointestinal diagnostics available. It will identify if you have an unwanted or potential pathogen or parasite, have diminished digestion functioning, inflammation in the gut, and what your levels of the ‘good’ bacteria/flora are in your body. This is a test kit that is drop shipped to your home for collection of your stool samples over a 3-day period. Then, you will ship your samples back in the test kit to the lab and the results come back in about 2 weeks.