Lab Tests

A variety of lab tests are available to help you take control of your health and wellness. Using these convenient test kits allows you the convenience to administer the tests on your own time. Simple purchase the test kit from the office, follow the enclosed instructions and drop it off at the nearest UPS in the prepaid shipping envelope. Alternatively, we can do the blood spot and most saliva tests in the office.

Available Tests

Gut Health Profile | Sleep Balance | Menopause | Weight Management | Fertility | Adrenal Function |Cardiometabolic Health | Thyroid | Iodine | MTHFR | Vitamin D

  • Extensive Environmental/Food Allergy Profiles

  • Gut Health Profile

    • The new Gut Health Profile (GHP) from Cell Science Systems is the most comprehensive Celiac & Gluten Sensitivity screening tool available as it combines genetic, antibody and cellular analysis into one convenient test.
  • Sleep Balance

    • If two or more of these symptoms persist, testing can identify whether it’s a hormone imbalance:
      • Can’t get to sleep or stay asleep
      • Frequent or early waking
      • Morning or evening fatigue
      • Feeling “tired but wired”
      • High stress
      • Irritability / impaired performance
      • Hunger / sugar cravings
      • Weight gain
  • Menopause Profile

    • As we age, key players in the hormone symphony begin to play out of tune as levels change: estrogen, the essential female hormone that develops our breasts and reproductive organs and safeguards their function; progesterone, the great balancer, co-dependent with estrogen in governing the reproductive cycle, and maintaining pregnancy; and testosterone/DHEA boosters of bone, muscle and libido.Hormone balance and the knowledge that hormones work in tandem with a healthy mind and body are the keys to menopause relief.
  • Weight Management

    • Can’t lose weight? It could be your hormones. If you are a man or a woman with the following symptoms, simple testing can reveal whether hormones are secretly sabotaging your weight management efforts.
      • weight gain in hips, thighs
      • belly fat
      • water retention
      • increased appetite
      • sugar cravings
      • low thyroid symptoms – slow weight loss, regularly feeling cold
      • mood swings / PMS
      • heavy / painful or irregular cycles
      • hot flashes / night sweats
      • foggy thinking / fatigue
      • difficulty sleeping
      • unexplained stress
      • irritability
      • low libido
      • anxiety / depression
      • prostate problems
  • Fertility Profile

    • Fertility Profile can help if you:
      • Have hormonal symptoms
      • Have been trying to conceive for more than six months
      • Are in your mid 30’s or older
      • Have had difficulty sustaining pregnancy in the past
      • Know infertility runs in your family
      • Want to assess your fertility status
  • Adrenal Function

    • What is the Salivary Adrenal Stress Profile  The salivary Adrenal Stress Profile monitors the impact chronic stress has on the functioning of the adrenal glands’ cyclical release of cortisol and DHEA.  It measures only the free circulating portion of both cortisol and DHEA and as per the (National Institutes of Health) NIH and (World Health Organization) WHO is a highly accurate  and validated test easily taken via saliva in multiple samplings throughout the day and night if need be.
    • Why Should I test the Adrenal Glands functioning?  Since stress and the inflammation it can cause are major underlying factors in so many chronic diseases, checking the circadian deviation from the normal amounts rhythmically secreted can be a window into how well the body is managing this critical component of chronic illness. Both Cortisol and DHEA  affect carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism , DHEA also serves as the steroidogenic metabolic intermediate in the formation of the sex hormones from progesterone to testosterone and estradiol. As well, since the adrenals help modulate the conversion of inactive T4 to active T3 thyroid hormone, their dysfunction can be reflected in not only lower energy levels, loss of libido, and weight gain, but increasing emotional lability and resistance to disease.
    • Who Should Be Tested?  Any patient who has been struggling with a chronic medical condition is a candidate for adrenal testing. More specifically, anyone complaining of the above chronic issues should be considered appropriate to be tested. It is not just for those patients whose complaints are referrable to a chronic fatigue syndrome or repeatedly : “ coming down with something” multiple times a year.
  • Cardiometabolic Health

    • Understand your increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.  Proper management of CardioMetabolic risk factors can support your overall wellness and provide effective tools for improved lifestyle and longevity.Risk factors may include high blood pressure and glucose, elevated triglycerides, abdominal obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking.  A combination of at least three of these risk factors increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes.
  • Thyroid Profile

    • Thyroid hormones control the body’s metabolism. The brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which triggers the thyroid gland to produce two types of hormones – T4 and T3. In hypothyroidism, the body has inadequate levels of the thyroid hormones. This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism is a less common condition that exists when excess thyroid hormones are present. Because every cell of the body is affected by thyroid hormones, symptoms of imbalances are often varied and affect multiple body systems.
  • Iodine Levels

    • Diagnostic measurements of iodine with the development and application of dried urine testing. Using this simple dried urine test is one of the easiest ways to take control of your health and wellness while understanding the importance of underlying symptoms and your potential risk for iodine deficiency. It now only requires a few minutes to collect urine on a filter strip 2 times a day as opposed to the inconvenience of a 24 hour collection that requires a bulky container for collection.
  • Methyltetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Genetic Mutation

    • What is MTHFR?  The MTHFR nomenclature (methylenetetrahydro-folate reductase) stands for both the enzyme and the gene. If the gene has no mutation (wild type), the body can produce sufficient levels of functioning MTHFR enzyme to convert inactive folic acid to active folate (5-MTHF) to be used for the many biochemical processes and pathways in the body it is critical for in maintaining good health.
    • Who Should Be Tested? Anyone can be and should be tested for these most common and far reaching SNPs with many negative effects on health. This includes especially pre-natal couples with history of miscarriage and those with elevated homocysteine levels or a family history of cardiovascular disease, depression and other psychiatric illness.
  • Vitamin D

    • Why should I test for Vitamin D levels?  Research reflects the need for optimal levels to control or improve outcomes in many chronic conditions. Conditions include: bone health, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease (including stroke prevention), immune system strengthening, multiple sclerosis, asthma, diverticulitis and benign prostatic hypertrophy as well as other extraskeletal benefits including mortality, mood and cognition in geriatrics.