Diagnostic Labs

Stool/Urine Testing

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) is a great way to evaluate digestive issues by assessing the microbial balance (probiotics), efficiency of breaking down carbs/fat/protein, gut inflammation, gut/mucosal immunity, prebiotics (SCFAs), and more. 

The 24-hour urine hormone metabolite screening offers an assessment of estrogen metabolites that may be increasing your at risk for reproductive cancers, like breast or prostate cancer.

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Blood Testing

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Blood testing is critical for evaluation of hormones like thyroid, sex hormones and Vitamin D. There are also a variety of markers that can be used to evaluate digestive health, inflammation, cardiovascular risk, blood sugar issues, nutrients, immune system function, tick borne infections, autoimmunity, viruses (acute and chronic) and more.

 

After your initial visit, you'll likely be recommend to have extensive blood testing to evaluate many of these depending on your condition.

Breath/Saliva Testing

The SIBO breath test tells us about overgrowth of hydrogen and methane producing bacteria, which can cause abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and more. 

 

Saliva testing is done to evaluate the functionality of your adrenals. The adrenals manage your circadian rhythm (sleep and wake cycle), your stress hormone cortisol, neurotransmitters, and more. Dysfunction of this gland causing blood sugar, hair changes, mood changes and afternoon fatigue, to name a few. A four-point cortisol (saliva test done at 4 times throughout the day) is the best way to evaluate how the adrenals are functioning. 

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