Where to get the LAB Work done before your appointment

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As part of my Nutritional Assessment I use following ADVANCED clinical lab tests:

In addition to  your recent routine labs from your PCP or other physician, which are helpful and are required for my assessment,

I order some advanced lab tests in order to assess your nutrient and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, as well as your hormone status, sleep pattern, and mycotoxin/environmental toxin exposure.


The cutting edge of clinical testing is to look at Organic Acids test, which could  detect early markers for critical vitamin and mineral deficiencies, oxidative stress markers, neurotransmitter production levels, markers of intestinal dysbiosis like yeast or bacterial overgrowth, as well as give a pretty good assessment of the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in your body. 


Dietary and lifestyle modifications based on the results of OA tests could lead to significant improvements in the levels of pain/fatigue, regulation of Gastrointestinal function, decreased abdominal pain, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity etc. 


The Great Plains Laboratory has a great deal of resources and recommendations on specific testing for Organic Acids, Mycotoxin profile, Glyphosate testing, toxic chemical profiles etc.

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/organic-acids-test


The Genova Diagnostics is another great provider of comprehensive and innovative clinical laboratory services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complex chronic diseases. 

I recommend NutrEval and GI Effects tests to many of my clients and could order these tests for direct delivery to your home.

You will be submitting your payment directly to the lab.

https://www.gdx.net/

COMPREHENSIVE STOOL ANALYSIS

GI-MAP™  or  GI Effects™ - the Comprehensive stool analyses that I recommend and order for almost everyone scheduling an appointment.  


GI-MAP™ (GI-Microbial Assay Plus) stool test utilizes cutting edge, Quantitative PCR technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool analysis which provides actionable information to the clinician regarding the microbiota and how it relates to many inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, cardiovascular, and other chronic diseases. 


This test is able to provide invaluable information and identify pathogens, viruses, parasites, normal and opportunistic bacteria, H Pylori with virulence factors and drug resistant strains etc. 

https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/


https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/resource-library 


ASSESSMENT OF SLEEP, CORTISOL, SEX AND ADRENAL HORMONES

Millions of women and men suffer from hormonal imbalances. Whether it is menopause, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings, or depression, these symptoms can lead to more serious problems if misdiagnosed. 


DUTCH COMPLETE™ is a Comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites.  It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG. 


DUTCH is the most complete assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites, in one easy to administer test that does not need a blood draw. Simple dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements of hormonal imbalances. 

 

https://dutchtest.com/patients/ 

IF IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE YOUR REGULAR BLOOD WORK WAS DONE, HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS:

Most physicians will order the lab work that you feel you need based on your symptoms and health history. I will work in partnership with your physician to provide the best possible care.

However, in many cases you do not need a doctors' order to get most of your routine lab work done, and the services are becoming more and more affordable! 


Direct Lab Services 

Direct lab testing is now available in most states, except New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island where state laws prohibit direct-access testing.

Take charge of your health and get to know your options!

Locate a draw station in your state and get the necessary lab work done! 


DirectLabs® is the leader in direct access laboratory testing:

http://www.directlabs.com/


Another option is YourLabWork website:

https://yourlabwork.com/


Life Extension Foundation is another resource:

https://www.lifeextension.com/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/FAQ


Another affordable lab option:

https://www.ultalabtests.com/Account/Login

Quest Diagnostics 

Many Lab Companies like Quest Diagnostics allow you to select your own lab tests and get quick, convenient results, all overseen by licensed physicians. The information is sent directly to your secure online account like MyQuest: 

https://questdirect.questdiagnostics.com/products

Book your appointment to discuss what option is best for you!