Most physicians will order the lab work that you feel you need based on your symptoms, just ask them! However, do you know that you do not need a doctors' order to get your most of your routine lab work done!
Take charge of your health and get to know your options!
Direct lab testing now available in 46 States!
Locate a draw station in your state (New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Rhode Island excluded) and get the necessary lab work done!
DirectLabs® is the leader in direct access laboratory testing:
Another option is YourLabWork website:
Life Extension Foundation is another great resource:
GI-MAP™ is the Comprehensive stool analysis that I recommend for everyone scheduling an appointment. The 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.
If this test is too cost prohibitive (it is about $350, part could be covered by insurance), you could always request a 3 day comprehensive stool analysis with parasitology from your physician.
The cutting edge of clinical testing is Organic Acids test, which could detect early markers for critical vitamin and mineral deficiencies, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, markers of intestinal dysbiosis - yeast or bacterial overgrowth, as well as give and idea about metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Dietary and lifestyle modifications based on the results of OA tests could lead to significant improvements in fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain.
The Great Plains Laboratory has great deal of resources and recommendations on specific testing for Organic Acids, Mycotoxin profile, Glyphosate testing, toxic chemical profiles etc.
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.
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:
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