Functional Testing

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The TRIAD

Bloodspot Panel

The TRIAD Bloodspot Profile offers a Personalized Nutritional Assessment to help find the deep-rooted reasoning behind symptoms and serves as an excellent foundational tool to kick off any plan.  Genova offers an easy-to-use option to collect specimens at home.

 

The TRIAD Bloodspot Profile allows simultaneous assessment of:

 

  • Vitamin and mineral sufficiency

  • Oxidative stress and antioxidant sufficiency

  • Detoxification adequacy

  • Functional status of B-vitamins

  • Neurotransmitter metabolism

  • Mitochondrial energy production

  • Methylation sufficiency status

  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 sufficiency

  • Specific markers of bacterial and yeast dysbiosis

  • Essential amino acids sufficiency

  • Food sensitivities

  • Intestinal hyperpermeability and gut health

This test is recommended for all clients, especially those experiencing reactions to foods, mood imbalances/disorders, fatigue, digestive complaints, body aches and pains, skin conditions, and weight issues, or just want to check in on and optimize their health.

 

Test Type: Blood Spot Test and Urine Sample

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GI Map

Stool Testing

GI Map stool testing is the most non-invasive, accurate, and comprehensive DNA stool analysis out there.  It assesses how much of an organism's DNA is present in a stool sample which is essential for determining the clinical significance of pathogenic organisms and gut dysbiosis patterns.

 

Almost every client can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment.  Some clients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other clients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.

 

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

 

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • IBS/IBD

  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation

  • Brain fog

  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis

  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety

  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

 

The GI-MAP is commonly used in infants and children, and can provide insight into conditions related to Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, and digestive complaints.

 

The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal gut balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.

 

Test type: Stool Sample

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DUTCH

Hormone Testing

Millions suffer from hormonal imbalances.  Whether it is menopause, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), mood swings or depression, hair loss, trouble sleeping, or issues conceiving, these symptoms can lead to more problems if misdiagnosed.

 

Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified.  The DUTCH Test was created to provide insight into many of these concerns, working to deliver the most complete assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites, in one easy to administer test.

 

The dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements for

those with hormonal imbalances and for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) monitoring.  

 

After utilizing the DUTCH Test, we will be able to work together to continue to track and evaluate hormone levels, ensuring they are at their optimum balance.

Biomarkers include:

 

b-Pregnanediol

a-Pregnanediol

DHEA-S

Androsterone

Testosterone

5a-DHT

Estrone

Estradiol

Estriol

Cortisol Awakening Response

Melatonin

Organic Acids (HVA, VMA, Xanthurante, Pyroglutamate)

And more

Test Type: Urine and Saliva

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MRT Food Sensitivity Testing

Millions are experiencing and living with daily symptoms that can be directly related to the food they eat!  The unfortunate reality is that you may not always feel the effects of food immediately.  Foods can cause more chronic making the source difficult to pinpoint. 

 

The Mediator Release Test (MRT) checks for 130 foods as well as 20 chemicals and additives and quantifies the inflammatory response to these foods & food-chemicals.  It also accounts for clinical and subclinical inflammation.  You will not only see which foods are causing your body and mind distress, but also which foods are best for you.  Testing also includes a multi-step elimination diet eating plan.

Despite all of the clinical and immunologic complexities associated with food sensitivities, the single common component of all diet-induced inflammatory reactions is proinflammatory and proalgesic mediator release from white blood cells. It’s the release of cytokines, histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, etc., from neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils and lymphocytes that lead to all the negative clinical effects a food sensitivity sufferer endures.

Conditions in which food sensitivities may play a role include but are not limited to:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Celiac Disease

  • Migraine

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Eczema and other skin related issues

  • Weight loss resistance and weight gain

  • Mood disorders or imbalances

Test Type: Blood Test

Blood Test

Additional Testing Available

Depending on where our consultations take us, there are many available tests we can look into for your specific needs:

  • H. Pylori Profile

  • Food/Environmental Allergy and Sensitivity

  • Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity

  • Amino Acids Profile

  • Bone Resorption Assessment

  • Toxic Elements/Chemicals

  • Basic Blood Panels

  • Vitamin D

  • Heavy Metals - Hair Analysis

  • MyoToxins - toxins from molds

  • And More!

Unsure of which functional testing would be right for you?  Contact us for a FREE 15 Minute Consultation to discuss your symptoms and goals.