Getting to the Root Cause

Specialty testing helps illuminate a comprehensive picture of your health and focuses on the root cause of your concerns.

As part of your health coaching plan, tests may be suggested or recommended. Some tests may be arranged by us; others you may order directly.

These specialty tests include tests which assess:

  • food and environmental sensitivities
  • advanced hormone testing and hormone metabolism
  • cortisol awakening response
  • gastrointestinal and microbiome health
  • organic acids (for gut health and neurotransmitter levels)
  • heavy metals (for toxicity and nutrient levels)

Types of Testing

There are many helpful (and scientifically validated tests). These include (but aren’t limited to!):

Gut Health

GI-MAP
Organic Acids Testing (OATS)
H. Pylori
SIBO
IBSSure

Environmental and Heavy Metal Toxicity

GPL-TOX
Environmental Toxins
MycoTOX
Mycotoxins
Mercury Tri-Test + Blood Metals
Heavy Metals
Total Tox-Burden Bundle

Food Sensitivity

Wheat Zoomer
Food Zoomer Bundle
Gluten, Food and Cross Reactivity Arrays
FIT Test (KBMO)

Organic Acids / Neurotransmitter

Organic Acids Testing (OATS)

Micronutrient Testing

SpectraCell Micronutrient Test

Adrenal / Hormonal

Cortisol Awakening Response
DUTCH Testing

Blood Panels

Comprehensive Panel (72 Markers)
Advanced Thyroid Panel
Basic Thyroid Panel

Philosophy of Ordering Tests

When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, or you aren’t sure what changes to make, tests can be very valuable and can speed up the healing process. You’ll work with your health coach or functional medicine practitioner to determine which tests are right for you and performed at the right time.

My personal approach is to choose tests carefully and at the right time and with the guidance of the patient. There are sometimes significant costs involved in testing, so carefully selecting the right one, for the right reason is important. Beware of practitioners who want to test everything at the beginning. Often your symptoms tell a story and tests simply back up that story – and too many tests may be simply compensating for a practitioner’s lack of trust in their own experience.

How to Access Specialty Testing

All of my clients, with the exception of those living in a few states who prohibit direct patient tests, have access to over 3,000 specialty tests from 30 different labs – and at a preferred client rate. Typically, test kits are sent directly to your home, where we can arrange for phlebotomy (if needed). If no blood draw is required, the client can collect their own specimen and send the test kit directly back to the lab – postage already paid.

If you are interested in dividing deeper into your health and getting to the root cause of your health concerns, reach out to me and let’s get you back on track!

A Step in the Right Direction

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