This is testing that is typically not covered by insurance. It Is advanced testing sent to an outside lab looking at your body in an innovative way to identify, then restore your balance and function.
See specific testing and details below:
Comprehensive Stool Analysis $325
Includes interpretation and a plan of action based on your results. Currently I use the stool test from doctors data. This is a synopsis of this testing, the information taken from their website:
“The Comprehensive Stool Analysis can help assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of opportunistic pathogens and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic remediation of GI disorders. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial and fungal species at no additional charge.”
There is a lot more information gathered than this. Our colon and GI tract is central to our entire body’s wellness. See their website for more detailed information at www.doctorsdata.com.
Dutch Urine Cortisol and Hormone Metabolic Testing $300
Includes interpretation and plan of action based on your results. This is the most amazing and comprehensive urine hormone metabolism testing. It shows me how you metabolize all of your hormones and the upstream and downstream metabolites. I also see a timeline of your cortisol levels during a 24 hour period. The following information is from there website at www.dutchtest.com:
“Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified. The DUTCH test was created to provide insight into many of these concerns, working to deliver the most complete assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, along with their metabolites, in on easy to administer test. Our dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements of women with hormonal imbalances and for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) monitoring.”
Nutri-Eval w/First Morning Urine $430
This is a really informative test for blood levels of vitamins, minerals, omegas, toxins like heavy metals, minerals and much more. It also analyzes minerals on the red blood cell itself. I can pick up patterns on GI imbalance, toxins, neurotransmitters, antioxidants and so much more. This test needs to be completed on a Monday morning due to processing and you will bring in your frozen urine on the day of testing. The urine portion is called organic acid testing and gives me the by-products of the metabolism of your levels of substances like glutathione and serotonin. These clips are from their website at www.gdx.net:
“NutrEval FMV (First Morning Void) test identifies key nutritional deficiencies. The NutrEval FMV evaluates overall nutritional status to determine personalized supplementation needs for antioxidants, B-vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, digestive support, and other select nutrients.
The NutrEval FMV is an advanced diagnostic tool to guide nutritional therapies, often augmenting and speeding recovery of complex chronic conditions. Select genomics biomarkers may be added to the profile for enhanced personalization of therapies.”
SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) breath testing $225
SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. It can be good bacteria or bad bacteria that is imbalanced.
It can be caused by multiple reasons including frequent antibiotics, abdominal surgeries, impaired stomach acid, impaired digestion, absorption or motility and multiple reasons.
It is tested primarily by breath testing. You ingest a glucose solution and collect breath samples at various intervals. These breath samples are collecting your exhaled methane and hydrogen levels. When these levels are elevated, it is reporting that the bacteria overgrowth in your small intestine is digesting the glucose solution and rapidly releasing gasses produced form that glucose solution.
This test indicates whether you have SIBO.
Symptoms common with SIBO include gas, diarrhea, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pains, malabsorption of nutrients and other symptoms of malaise.