In functional medicine practice, we often see patients that just feel “not quite right” – where there is no single dominant symptom that can point them in the right direction for resolution or cause for disease and symptoms. Symptoms can range from chronic bloating, unexplained headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, to any number of vague symptoms. Chronic disease like cancers, diabetes, and thyroid disease often cause patients to exhibit symptoms if the "root" cause is not identified and treated.
Beyond ordering traditional lab testing through Quest, and exploring possible lifestyle factors to identify the root cause of chronic dis-ease or wellness challenges, we frequently use advanced functional medicine lab testing that provide valuable information about health on a much deeper level. Examples include Organic Acid Testing (OAT), the DUTCH test, the Intellex DNA genetic test, GPL Mycotoxins, Urine Toxic Elements Screening Test, and the GI-Effects stool test, to name a few.
The test results help guide our treatment recommendations in significant ways – allowing us to craft an approach that is unique to your situation, genetics, and biochemistry.