Functional Testing can be a wonderful tool to provide better insight into a persons health by uncovering some hidden deficiencies, food sensitivities, gut dysbiosis, mitochondria dysfunction, toxicity and abnormalities.
IgG Food Sensitivity Testing $230
Provided by Great Plains Laboratory
GPL’s xMAP® IgG Food Map immunoassay with fluorescence readout has proven to be even more sensitive in detecting all food antibodies with greater precision than ELISA tests due to their superior technology development.
IgG Food Map Assess 190 Foods + Candida and Yeast Includes a wide range of foods, common in the Western, Asian, and Mediterranean diets along with a hemp allergy marker because it is very common now as a food source or as medical CBD. This test can be run by both serum blood draw or dried blood spot samples. Blood spot samples require a lance and to be done at home. This provides an easier option for toddlers, children, autistic kids, people with handicaps. Turn around time is two weeks.
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Hair Heavy Metals and Minerals Testing $150
Testing through Great Plains Laboratory
Hair Elements analysis provides information regarding recent and ongoing exposure to potentially toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, aluminum, tin, cadmium, lead, antimony and time-averaged status of specific nutrient elements (minerals). This noninvasive screening test requires only .25 grams of hair. Toxic elements may be 200 to 300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to toxic elements.
As protein is synthesized in the hair follicle, elements are incorporated permanently into the hair with no further exchange or equilibration with other tissues. Scalp hair is easy to sample, and because it grows an average of one to two cm per month, it contains a "temporal record" of element metabolism and exposure to toxic elements.
Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
The Benefits of HAIR Heavy Metals/Minerals Testing $155
Determine if metal toxicity or mineral deficiency is contributing to the disorder
Monitor the effects of chelation (elimination of heavy metals from the body)
Identify if supplementation of important minerals may bring about significant improvements
Specimen requirements: Clean Hair (source head or pubic) 0.25 grams (approximately 1 tablespoon) of hair is the absolute minimum. 1 gram is preferred.
It takes 10-12 days approximately turn-around from the time you send the kit back to the laboratory.
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Organic Acids Test $310
Testing provided by Great Plains Laboratory
Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides an assessment of 76 Acids measured through Urine.
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
The Organic Acids Test also includes some markers for some vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain. The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.
Turn around time is 3 Weeks.
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