Lab Services 2019-01-22T16:44:22+00:00
The ALCAT Test: A New Way to Determine Inflammatory Reactions to Foods

ALCAT Food Sensitivity Test

The ALCAT Test differs from other food allergy or intolerance tests as it accurately and objectively measures leukocyte cellular reactivity in whole blood, which is a final common pathway of all mechanisms. The test utilizes electronic, state of the art, hematological instrumentation. Standard allergy tests, such as skin testing or RAST are not accurate for delayed type reactions to foods and chemicals. They measure only a single mechanism, such as the effect of mast cell release of histamine or the presence of allergen specific IgE molecules. Delayed reactions to foods and chemicals are NOT IgE mediated.  CLICK HERE to learn more

Armin Lab Test

Chronic infections can be a major obstacle in someone’s ability to regain their health.  Their contribution to disease is often denied conventionally so testing can be difficult to obtain through traditional medical means.

Armin labs from Germany is a laboratory dedicated to testing for the presence of a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites.

This is a blood test that is done in the office and then sent to Europe for analysis.  This requires a blood draw from Monday to Wednesday.

D-Spot Test

The vitamin D blood spot is an easy at-home test-kit, which accurately measures your blood levels of 25-hydroxy vitamin D with a single finger prick.  It is important to keep your blood levels of vitamin D within a stable range that is neither too high nor too low. Knowing your vitamin D levels allows you tosupplement with the correct amount of vitamin D3 for your specific physiological requirements. CLICK HERE to learn more

The Complete DUTCH Test for Hormones and Metabolites

(Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones)

This is one of the newest tests for hormones available today. The DUTCH test combines the benefits of serum (blood), saliva and urine to give a complete hormone picture that includes metabolites (break-down products of hormone metabolism.) CLICK HERE to learn more

G6PD Deficiency Blood Test

A blood test for G6PD deficiency allows you to rule out a defect in this important enzyme and for you to safely undergo high dose vitamin C treatment. CLICK HERE to learn more

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)

The mineral analysis of hair reflects the mineral & heavy metal deposition in the tissues over the previous 3 months.  The mineral levels & imbalanced ratios can give insight into the way the body is dealing with stress.  Mineral imbalances also give insight into the cause of energy deficits and direct us in how to resolve energy crisis issues. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Healthy and Active Metabolism Program

The healthy & active metabolism program is an innovative nutritional program, aimed at boosting your metabolism. Healthy & active optimizes your metabolism, harmonizes your hormone levels and activates your immune system The result is an ideal body weight while also increasing your sense of well-being.

Following an extensive metabolic analysis (using results from 42 different blood values), and involving the blood group and data concerning eating habits and personal health, your own individual nutritional plan can be created with the goal of optimizing your metabolism.

Mycotoxin Urine Testing

Mold exposure is quickly being recognized as a major player in chronic illness.  Mold is often unseen in the home, workplace or vehicle so it’s rarely considered as a source of symptoms.  However, in a patient who is being exposed to mold regularly the consequences can be severe.  Often they are patients who do not respond to any treatment.  Many times, they are only provided with anti-depressants or a variety of pain medications which do little to impact their symptoms.

This test is a simple urine test that is sent to the US to look for the presence of the toxic compounds produced by mold.  If mold toxins are present in the urine, then we know that there is an exposure somewhere in that person’s life.

Organic Acids Test (OATs)

Organic acids are by products of our internal biochemistry.  They are excreted through the urine as wastes.  Over 70 markers can be measured through a simple urine test.

These markers provide an analysis of intestinal yeast & bacteria levels, vitamin & mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels as well as oxalate levels.

Often, this broad analysis allows patients to focus in on dietary, supplemental and behavior changes that can be made to make the biggest impact on their health.

Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP) Test

Conventional cholesterol testing has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease, often being classified as “good” HDL or “bad” LDL. Studies have indicated that it is actually the lipoprotein particles that are responsible for key steps in plaque formation and the development of cardiovascular disease.  The small, dense, cholesterol-depleted particles cause the highest risk, as well as a higher number of these lipoproteins. Measuring cholesterol alone is inadequate to assess with any accuracy an individual’s cardiovascular risk.

Lipoprotein Particle Profile is an advanced technology that measures both lipoprotein particle density and number with precision. This information can indicate cardiovascular abnormalities and inflammation, which is routinely missed using only a standard lipid panel, as well as evaluate early stages of cardiovascular disease.

This test involves a blood draw at our clinic, whereby we mail the vials of blood to a specialized lab for sophisticated evaluation.

Salivary Hormone Test

What exactly does a saliva hormone test measure: free or bio-available hormone?
Hormones pass into saliva from the cell membranes of the salivary gland. In other words, hormones must pass through saliva gland tissue to get into saliva, which means that a saliva hormone level measures delivery of hormone to tissue (cells) from the various reservoirs in blood. In contrast, a blood hormone level reflects hormone which has not yet been delivered to tissue. Because saliva reflects what actually gets into tissue rather than what might eventually get into tissue, it better reflects tissue (bio-available) hormone levels.

There is a common misconception that only free, unbound hormone is available to tissue. Research indicates that all forms of a given hormone are available to tissue to some extent. Free hormone, protein-bound hormone (albumin and SHBG-bound), red blood cell-associated hormone and conjugated hormone are all delivered to cells in varying amounts, depending on the type of tissue and whether the hormones are endogenous or exogenous. Free hormone levels in serum are known to underestimate bioavailable hormone levels, so measuring free hormones in serum may not accurately reflect what is being delivered to tissue.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Breath Test

Recent research shows that approximately 84% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are positive for SIBO.  The large intestine is where the body’s beneficial bacteria resides in a normal state.  The small intestine should be relatively free of bacteria.  When bacteria overgrow in the small intestine, it becomes a site of inflammation that can lead to digestive issues & food allergies in addition to many other symptoms.  A more complete list can be found at the following link:

To complete this test, you would drink a special sugar mixture that acts as food for these bacterial colonies.  You take a breath sample every 20 minutes over a 3 hour period as this mixture moves through the small intestine.   The bacteria can produce a mixture of hydrogen and methane gas as it feeds on the mixture.  By sampling the amount of gas produced, we can determine whether there is a bacterial overgrowth present.

Urine Heavy Metal Test

Urine Elements
Urine element analysis is traditionally used to assess exposure to toxic elements like lead, mercury or arsenic, but can also be used to measure essential elements. CLICK HERE to learn more.