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Specialty Functional Medicine Labs

Lab Tests that are INCLUDED in the Survive to Thrive Program: 

NeuroHormone Complete, Micronutrient Test, and Food Allergy Testing

NeuroHormone Complete

This profile is the best starting point for initial assessment of hormonal status, adrenal function and neurotransmitter balance. This profile is important for both men and women, providing baseline and monitoring information for patients of all ages. 

Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next across a synapse. Neurotransmitters work with receptors in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. 

Functioning primarily in the Central Nervous System (CNS), neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among the body’s glands, organs, and muscles. 

Numerous clinical studies have shown that inadequate neurotransmitter function has a profound influence on overall health and well-being. In fact, imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most of the prevalent symptoms and conditions seen in practitioners’ offices today.

This test is especially useful in individuals who are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  •  Mood disorders, depression, anxiety
  • ​ Addiction, dependency
  • ​Fatigue, lack of stamina, insomnia
  • ​Chronic illness, immune deficiency
  • ​Cognitive confusion, learning challenges, declining memory
  • ​Weight issues, appetite control
  • ​Low libido, sexual dysfunction
  • ​PMS, menopause, andropause
  • ​Fibromyalgia, chronic pain
Micronutrient Test

There is overwhelming evidence confirming that nutrient deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function contributing to chronic disease process including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. 

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. 

This test provides the basis of a personalized, functional approach in addressing a broad variety of clinical conditions. Rather than shooting the dark with what supplements to take, this test lets you know exactly what your body is deficient in so we can treat accordingly based on the results. 
Food Allergy Testing

Certain foods could be contributing to your stress and anxiety. Knowing how food impacts your body and mind can make a big difference! If you are experiencing any digestive issues or seem to be sensitive or reactive to certain foods, we can help! 

 This test will check for IgG antibodies for 96 different general foods. 

IgG reactions can occur later in life and are generally more chronic long term reactions that are not typically life threatening, but can still cause great distress or discomfort on the body in various ways such as bloating, gas, skin issues, migraines, etc. 

IgG reactions can also be delayed reactions that make it more difficult to figure out which food a person may be reacting to, whereas IgE reactions tend to be more immediate. IgE reactions are the life threatening anaphylactic reactions, that typically are present from birth/childhood and require immediate treatment with an epic pen. 

 Usually people already know if they have IgE allergies, but it's much harder to determine what IgG allergies or sensitivities a person has because it can be a delayed reaction.

If indicated, your doctor might order additional testing based on your situation. 

Of course, we'll discuss it with you first if it does seem necessary or beneficial.

Some additional tests we may consider include (but not limited to): 
 leaky gut testing (aka intestinal permeability test), a more comprehensive hormone panel, gastrointestinal health panel, SIBO testing, candida testing, heavy metal testing, and genotyping.

Apply for a FREE strategy session with one of our doctors to see if you qualify for the Survive to Thrive Program.