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What are Functional Labs?

Functional lab testing involves a comprehensive analysis that evaluates the overall functioning of your body. By assessing various physiological markers and systems, this type of testing provides insights into how your body is performing as a cohesive unit. The objective is to identify any imbalances, deficiencies, or dysfunctions that may be affecting your health and well-being. Through a combination of laboratory tests and assessments, functional lab testing helps uncover underlying issues and guides personalized treatment strategies to optimize your body's functionality.

How are functional labs different?

Functional lab testing offers a targeted approach by examining a narrower range of laboratory values, referred to as the optimal lab range. This approach enables us to detect signs of dysfunction even before the onset of overt diseases.  These tests allow us to delve deeper and adopt a more holistic perspective when assessing the body's functioning. Through state-of-the-art laboratory testing, we harness the power of advanced diagnostics to uncover the precise biochemical imbalances occurring within your body. This invaluable information allows us to adopt a reverse-engineering approach, targeting the root causes and paving the way for effective healing.

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The GI MAP functional lab is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that assesses gut health, immune function, and metabolic markers to identify underlying imbalances and guide personalized treatment approaches.

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Thyroid Panel

A thyroid panel is a blood test that evaluates thyroid hormone levels, including TSH, T4, T3, and sometimes additional markers, to assess thyroid function and diagnose potential thyroid disorders.

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The HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) lab test analyzes mineral levels and ratios in hair samples to evaluate overall mineral status and identify potential imbalances or deficiencies in the body.

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MRT and Food Sensitivity Testing 

Food sensitivity testing is a diagnostic method that identifies specific foods or substances that may trigger adverse reactions in an individual, helping to guide personalized dietary interventions.

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The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) test is a comprehensive hormonal assessment that measures hormone metabolites and provides insights into hormone imbalances, adrenal function, and hormone metabolism.

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OAT Test

The OAT (Organic Acids Test) is a comprehensive urine test that assesses metabolic markers and provides insights into nutrient deficiencies, detoxification capacity, gut health, neurotransmitter activity, and other biochemical processes in the body.

These labs, among others, are not exhaustive and can be tailored to address specific health concerns and individual needs.

"Functional lab testing is the bridge that connects the mysteries of health to the power of knowledge, guiding us towards personalized solutions and unlocking the true potential of wellness."

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