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Individual Lab Tests
Nutritional deficiencies are a common cause of a number of chronic illnesses. Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are often linked to a lack of core nutrients. The NutraEval FMV provides a comprehensive framework for core nutrients in 5 key areas: antioxidants, digestive support, essential fatty acids and minerals. Though a convenient early morning urine analysis, this test provides extensive insight into your nutrition status, allowing for corrective supplementation of any areas that are currently lacking.
The Metabolic Analysis Profile detects levels of compounds in urine, called organic acids, that are produced during metabolism. Through assessment of these organic acids, this profile identifies metabolic areas that may be weakened due to lifestyle and dietary choices, such as toxicity, bacterial growth, drug effects and nutrient deficiencies. This test is often administered to patients suffering from digestive complains, weight issues and fatigue, as well as those looking for dietary guidance.
A convenient at-home salivary test, the Adrenocortex Stress Profile evaluates cortisol and DHEA, key hormones related to stress. This test is designed to detect biochemical fluctuations and imbalances, which are known to have a strong affect on mood, sleep, immune defense, weight control, stress resistance, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, and overall energy levels. Unlike traditional blood testing, this salivary assessment can be performed in the comfort of your own home and measures changes in hormone levels throughout the day to reveal any major fluctuations that should be addressed through therapeutic intervention.
Menopause Plus™ is a thorough salivary hormone test designed to detect hormone levels in both men and women. This test is administered over six days to evaluate the impact of shifting hormone levels. Imbalances in hormone levels can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, weight gain and reduced sex drive.
Menopause Plus™ detects levels of:
This test can provide invaluable insight that allows for targeted treatment using nutritional supplementation and dietary changes designed to offset hormonal imbalances and deficiencies.
Male Hormones Plus™ provides an accurate analysis of testosterone levels over 24-hours using 5 saliva samples. Hormones play a key role in male vitality and can seriously affect the aging process. Insight on male hormone levels allow for corrective nutritional and dietary plans designed to help maintain health and a vigorous lifestyle.
In addition to a testosterone analysis, this test includes additional profiles to determine how testosterone is influenced by cortisol, DHEA and melatonin.
The Rhythm Plus™ test provides a complete assessment of hormonal changes over the course of 28 days. Hormone imbalances are characterized by large fluctuations in estradiol, progesterone and testosterone, and can lead to a wide range of symptoms.
Hormone imbalances can affect:
• Menstrual cycles
• Mood swings
• Sex drive
• Sleep patterns
This testing profile also includes a comprehensive Melatonin Levels Profile, as well as Adenocortex Stress Profile, to track cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin, all key factors in the regulation of sex hormones. This provides insight into the root cause of fluctuating hormonal levels.
In addition to being an advanced nutritional assessment test, the Cardio ION also provides a detailed risk assessment for factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease. Nutritional levels measured by this test include fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, organic acids and antioxidants.
The following risk factors for cardiovascular disease are identified:
• Fatty acid imbalances - commonly lead to chronic inflammation.
• Fasting insulin - indicator of insulin resistance.
• High fibrogen - associated with blood clot risks.
• Coenzyme Q1 – essential for proper mitochondrial function.
• Homocysteine – risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
• Antioxidant insufficiency – leads to heart and vascular disease by promoting inflammation
The Cardio ION nutritional test can guide nutritional choices for reducing the risk of heart disease, as well as treating many other conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, immune disorders, mental disorders, behavioral disorders and inflammatory conditions.
This Hair Elements test detects levels of over 35 different analytes using only .25 grams of hair in order determine if excessive toxic exposure has occurred. Toxic elements are 200 to 300 times more concentrated than levels found in blood or urine, which makes hair testing ideal for getting accurate results. This test is often administered to those suffering from alopecia, depression, fatigue, malabsorption, hypertension, vision problems, impotence and those who suspect they have been exposed to toxic elements. By identifying which toxic elements may or may not be effecting health, measures can be taken to avoid further exposure and alleviate symptoms.
While acute toxic metal poisoning is rare, chronic low-level exposure to certain metals can result in a buildup of toxins that can lead to a variety of chronic diseases and adverse health effects. By assessing net retention of metal, it can be determined whether an individual’s exposure to toxic metals outpaces the body’s ability to dispel said toxins. This is a key indicator of any risk factors associated with exposure to potentially dangerous toxic metals.
This test is administered through use of a urine sample, and is recommended for anyone experiencing:
- Reduced bone density
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Reduced kidney function
- And other common ailments
The Optichem evaluates a wide range of factors related to blood chemistry in order to assist in proper dietary intervention for improving overall health and wellness. The results of this test can give insight into the level that stress, dietary habits, toxic exposure, nutritional deficiencies and overall organic function are having an effect on an individuals well-being, as well as evaluating the risk for a number of diseases.
The Optichem Panel evaluates:
- Glucose, Serum
- Uric Acid, Serum
- Creatinine, Serum
- Sodium, Serum
- Potassium, Serum
- Chloride, Serum
- Carbon Dioxide, Total
- Calcium, Serum
- Phosphorus, Serum
- Magnesium, Serum
- Protein, Total, Serum
- Albumin, Serum
- Globulin, Total
- A/G Ratio
- Bilirubin, Total
- Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum
- LDH; AST (SGOT)
- ALT (SGPT); GGT
- Iron, Serum
- Cholesterol, Total
- HDL Cholesterol
- VLDL Cholesterol Calculation
- LDL Cholesterol Calculation
- Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- LDL/HDL Ratio; TSH
- Thyroxine (T4), Total
- T3 Uptake Free Thyroxine Index
- CBC with Differential and Platelet Count
Designed to aid in the diagnosis of common adult thyroid disorders, the Thyroid Profile with TSH test is based on a cascading algorithm that starts with a third-generation thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test. This test can help with the detection of hyperthyroidism, subclinical hyperthyroidism, thyroid dysfunction associated with pregnancy, nonthyroidal illness, and drugs affecting thyroid function. The test includes free thyroxine index, t3 uptake (THBR), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (t4).
A combination of four different tests, this panel assesses four different proteins responsible for controlling bleeding. This not only determines the body’s ability to stop bleeding, but also the risk of experiencing potentially life-threatening blood clots.
The Sensitive 7 test detects the body’s reaction to 7 of the most common sources of food sensitivity: eggs, gluten, corn, soy, peanuts, casein, alpha-lacta albumin, and beta-lacta albumin. Incidence of food sensitivity has risen sharply over the past decade, and it is estimated that up to 20% of the population experience adverse reactions when consuming certain foods. These sensitivities are associated with an array of medical conditions, including asthma, arthritis, migraines, ear infections, eczema, sinusitis, urticaria, colitis, and more. This test identifies those foods against which a patient is producing antibodies, allowing for proper dietary intervention.
Candida, also known as a yeast infection, is a fairly common, yet often undiagnosed fungal infection that is associated with a wide range of disorders. Although relatively harmless when regulated, Candida can cause severe symptoms in those with weakened immune systems. When left untreated, Candida can spread to the blood, heart or brain and become life-threatening. This test accurately measures the level of Candida antibodies present and is used to determine the presence and severity of a Candida infection.
Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is essential in the proper maintenance of several important body functions, including the regulation of blood glucose levels, as well as anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive action. Cortisol is regulated by the hypothalamus, and by testing cortisol levels one can determine whether or not the adrenal and pituitary glands, as well as the hypothalamus, are functioning correctly. This is an important indicator in several diseases, such as Cushing syndrome, Addison disease, and andrenocortical hypersecretion.
The NMR LipoProfile® test measures the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) circulating the body. LDL is a key factor in the development of heart disease and can be used to determine an individual’s risk for diabetes. This test is often used in conjunction with other lipid measurements to identify and manage lipoprotein disorders. While the relationship between LDL particle numbers and the amount of plaque buildup in arteries has been known since the early 1950’s, it was not until recently that a test was developed that could reliably measure the number of LDL particles a patient has, a key step in the fight against heart disease.