Laboratory Testing Options
Comprehensive. Advanced. Accessible.
We offer a comprehensive selection of laboratory testing to help find the root cause of disease. We work with your insurance and with the labs to transparently manage cost and maintain quality.
Advanced Cardiometabolic Testing:
We do a comprehensive workup for cardiometabolic disease through Cleveland Heart and Boston Heart Diagnostics Laboratories. Testing includes APOe (to assess genetic risk), Lp(a), VAP Cholesterol testing, sterol/stanol profiles (to assess whether you are an absorber or producer), inflammatory markers, indirect markers of plaque formation, fatty acid profile, fasting glucose, HbA1c, insulin, leptin, and fructosamine.
Allergy & Immune Testing:
We offer both environmental and food allergy IgE testing via blood. We also offer food sensitivity IgG/IgA testing, and other measures of immune function, such as immunoglobulins (IgE/IgA/IgG), histamine levels, a complete blood count, and autoimmune screening.
We believe autism is a complex multi-system based disorder that requires a comprehensive individualized workup! Based on the intake, we will select laboratory tests to further assess gut function, metabolic function, mitochondrial function, immune function, copper/zinc balance, methylation status, and folate-receptor antibodies.
Bredesen Protocol (Cognoscopy):
The Bredesen Protocol™ provides a comprehensive personalized program to improve cognition and reverse the cognitive decline of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Subjective Cognitive Impairment, and early Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen has identified new and previously unrecognized causes of Alzheimer’s disease. This is a customized approach. Contact us for more details.
Environmental Toxicity Testing:
Our environment is more polluted with toxins than ever before. Environmental toxins have been implicated in many chronic illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. We use GPL-Tox (Great Plains Laboratory) to uses a urine sample to assess 18 metabolites from 172 different environmental pollutants.
Gut/Microbiome Stool Testing:
We offer the top stool tests on the market, including the GI Effects (Genova Diagnostics), GI Maps (Diagnostic Solutions), and Comprehensive Stool Analysis (Doctors Data). These tests help us understand and assess your microbiome composition,digestion and absorption capacity, inflammatory activity, immune function, and levels of candida, pathogenic bacteria, and parasites.
Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing:
Heavy metal testing is used to assess the body’s level of many metals in our environment that are known to cause physiological harm, including mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, gadolinium, and more! We utilize either urine testing through Doctor’s Data (provoked with EDTA and DMSA), or tri-testing (blood/urine/hair) through Quicksilver Scientific.
We offer three ways of assessing hormones: saliva, urine, and blood. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor will help you determine which form of testing and what time of the month will yield the greatest understanding of your current health status.
Lyme & Coinfection Testing:
Testing for Borellia Burgdoferi and coinfections, such as Bartonella, Anaplasma, Mycoplasma, Babesia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichia have historically had low sensitivity. We use the top labs on the market, IgeneX and Global Lyme Diagnostics, to increase specificity and sensitivity of Lyme and coinfection testing.
Mold/Mycotoxin Testing & Shoemaker Testing:
Mold and mycotoxin exposure is becoming an increasingly well known cause of chronic illness. There are two main ways of testing for mold exposure. Mycotoxin testing tests the urine for the excretion of the toxins released by various species of molds. Mycotoxins levels reflect the severity of mold exposure, the body’s detox capabilities, and the type of mold exposure. While the Shoemaker protocol tests for various inflammatory markers and hormones that can be altered when exposed to toxic levels of mold.
Organic Acid Testing:
This test is an efficient initial screening test to assess a patient’s overall health. Organic acids are various markers found in the urine that give insight to state of gut microbiome, vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, etc which are often out of balance in long-term illnesses.
Telomeres are genetic material at the end of each chromosome that can serve as an indirect measure of how one is aging. As the cell replicates with age and environmental insult, our telomeres shorten. Eventually, the telomere becomes too short to allow replication, and the cell dies. Testing can be done to determine the rate and direction of telomere changes, to determine appropriate anti-aging treatment and lifestyle changes. Telomere testing is done through Spectracell Laboratories.
Comprehensive thyroid markers tested, including: TSH, free and total T3 and T4, reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies.
Walsh Nutrient and Methylation Testing:
Walsh testing assesses the status of key micronutrients involved in the production and metabolism of neurotransmitters. Deficiencies or excess in these vitamins and minerals can lead to mood disorders via disruption of neurotransmitter balance. We use this test to guide advanced nutrient therapies for a range of mental health disorders, including: anxiety, depression, ocd, addiction, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and more!