At the Health Integration Center, we offer some of the most comprehensive functional medicine tests available. Some of the labs we run here include how you react to foods, we look at hormones, stress response, neurotransmitter synthesis, digestion and many others. Please take a moment below to scroll through the various types of laboratory testing we offer here at the center.
The Adrenal Stress Test is a powerful and precise non-invasive salivary assay that evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances underlying anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, obesity, dysglycemia, and a host of other clinical conditions.
50% of heart attack victims had normal cholesterol levels, according to the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute. Standard cholesterol testing only gives part of the picture, leaving many people with "normal" cholesterol numbers unaware that they are still at risk for a heart attack.
Estimates of the proportion of the population allergic and/or sensitive to foods vary around 50% and this figure has increased over the last 50 years. An increase in variety of foods eaten as well as increased early exposure to cow's milk formula have both contributed to the rise in food allergies.
In general, the CDSA test is useful for assessment of the digestive and absorptive capacities of the gut and for the identification of pathological states. Specifically, the test may yield useful information about the following areas: food allergies, gastric acidity, liver/gallbladder function, presence of inflammation or neoplasm and the microbial status of the colon.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) has become the "gold standard" for characterizing autonomic nervous system (ANS) function and dysfunction. The ANS is a part of the nervous system that involuntarily controls all the organs and systems of the body. There are two branches of this nervous system - sympathetic and parasympathetic.
Researchers with the Institute of HeartMath® and other entities have shown that the human heart, in addition to its other functions, actually possesses the equivalent of its own brain, what they call the heart brain, which interacts and communicates with the head brain.
A proper secretion of acid in the stomach is a critical factor for digestion and absorption. Stomach acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, breaks up protein into individual amino acids. Our body then uses these amino acids to build and repair all internal protein structures, including muscle, hair, fingernails, and various parts of the body.
Recent developments of natural hormone replacement therapies, including OTC (pregnenolone, DHEA, Progesterone) and prescription only (Triple Estrogen, Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone) have led to new applications for steroid hormone testing. The comprehensive hormone panel test is used as an integral part of natural hormone replacement therapy, including diagnosis.
Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays an important role in promoting optimal functioning of all our cells. When some of our cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for development of disease.
Imbalances in neurotransmitters and hormones, the body's messengers, can lead to symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, porr sleep patterns, menopausal symptoms, depression, and many others. The symptoms you may be experiencing have a root cause. Deficiency and excess of certain neurotransmitters and hormones can lead to chronic illness. Discovering where imbalances begin can mean the end of your symptoms.