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Our state of the art diagnostics labs are some of the most advanced and informative diagnostic lab tests available for monitoring hormones, nutrients, lipids, telomere length, toxic metals, allergens,intestinal status, and more.  Our extensive ongoing research allows us to choose only the very best labs to get the most accurate and complete results possible, in order to effectively guide your treatment recommendations. This is just a partial list of our most commonly utilized diagnostic labs.  Please contact us for more information about these and other available tests.

 

Lab Tests

Genova Diagnostics 24-Hour Urine Complete Homone Panel

Complete Hormones™ is the most comprehensive urinary hormone metabolism evaluation designed to assist in the prevention and treatment of hormone-related symptoms and conditions. This provides clues about menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause, fatigue, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.

All of our diagnostic Hormone Panels monitor hormone levels using a 24-hour urine collection method which, unlike the blood or saliva collection methods used by other clinics or physicians, captures a true picture of your hormone levels for an entire day.  Think about it, hormones aren’t released evenly during the course of a day or night, so how can a one time blood test snap-shot give you any kind of accurate information to guide your treatment? When blood is used to measure hormone levels you are only receiving your levels at the exact moment of the blood draw and hormones fluctuate wildly so, we believe, that 24-hr urine collections provide the most accurate picture of your hormone levels.

List of Metabolites

Estradiol
Estriol
Estrone
2-Hydroxyestrone
Testosterone
16a-hydroxyestrone
DHEA
4-Hydroxyestrone
2-Methoxyestrone
4-Methoxyestrone
2:16 Ratio
2-Methoxyestrone/2-Hydroxyestrone Ratio
Pregnanediol
Androstanediol
allo-Tetrahydrocortisol (a-THF)
Pregnanetriol
17-Hydroxy-corticosteroids (Total)

Androsterone
Etiocholanolone
11-Hydroxy-androsterone
11-Hydroxy-etiocholanolone
11-Keto-androsterone
11-Keto-etiocholanolone
17-Ketosteroids (Total)
Anabolic/Catabolic Balance
11-a-HSD Index
E/A: 5-ß/5-a Ratio
Tetra-hydrocortisol (THF)
Tetra-hydrocortisone (THE)
Tetra-hydrodeoxycortisol (THS)
Aldosterone
Triiodothyronine, T3
Human Growth Hormone (hGH)
Cortisol, Free

SpectraCell Comprehensive Nutritional Panel

An innovative assessment of a patient’s intracellular nutritional status. 34 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants are evaluated.

The Spectracell Comprehensive Nutritional Panel uses patented technology to measure your true Cellular Nutrition Levels, not just the short-term levels of nutrients found through a typical blood test.  This “cellular level” analysis measures your body’s ongoing ability to absorb and utilize essential nutrients.  Your Total Antioxidant Function is also measured and this shows how your body is handling oxidative stress, a major cause of disease and aging. The Nutritional test isolates out your white blood cells (lymphocytes), which live in your body for as long as six months, and measures the nutritional levels in these cells.  This provides your true cellular-level nutritional uptake over the last 6 months (not just what happens to be floating around in your blood stream at the time blood was drawn).  There is overwhelming evidence confirming that nutrient deficiencies have a direct impact on your susceptibility to many conditions including: cancer (Vitamin D), fatigue (Vitamin B12), neurological disorders and dementia (magnesium, copper, folate, etc), and others.  If you are taking vitamins, minerals, amino acids or antioxidants now, it is imperative you know that they are actually being absorbed at the cellular level, which becomes more difficult as we age.  If you are not taking any supplementation, this test will tell you what your body needs.

List of Values Measured

Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Folate
Pantothenate
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Calcium
Chromium
Copper
Magnesium

Selenium
Zinc
Asparagine
Carnitine
Glutamine
Serine
Coenzyme Q10
Glutathione
Cysteine
SPECTROX (Total Antioxidant Function)
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Oleic Acid
Choline
Inositol
Fructose Sensitivity
Glucose/Insulin Metabolism

SpectraCell Comprehensive Lipoprotein Particle Panel

The most advanced, accurate and comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular risk for better determination of treatment guidance.

 

The Lipoprotein Particle Panel test is the most advanced lipoprotein test currently available. Unlike traditional cholesterol tests, The LPP Plus directly measures both the size and number of several classes of lipoprotein particles, including critical risk factors as cited by the National Cholesterol Education Program, and gives a truly complete and accurate assessment of your cardiovascular risk.  This test is a much more accurate predictor of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke than the typical tests most doctors order.  In addition, Homocysteine and High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein are checked and these provide a measure of the inflammatory response in your body, which is an often-unrecognized cause of debilitating cardiovascular diseases.

Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
Lipoprotein Fractionation
Lipoprotein (a)
HS-C Reactive Protein
Homocysteine
Insulin
Apolipoprotein A1
Apolipoprotein B
Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides

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P.D,

50 y.o. Male