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Diagnostic Tests (listed in alphabetical order)

Blood Brain Barrier Permeability

  • Early investigation in management of contact sports-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Evaluation of breach of the Blood-Brain Barrier by stress, trauma or environmental triggers, even in the absence of apparent concussion or brain injury
  • Assist in the assessment of increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders including, but not limited to, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Senile Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy and Stroke

Recommended for patients who:
– Play contact sports during which repeated head trauma occurs
– Engage in activity that involves force or shock to the body and/or head
– Have intestinal permeability with abnormal elevation in LPS and/or Occludin/Zonulin antibodies
– Exhibit changes in cognitive function

Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen

  • Chemicals are all around our environment and are actually hard to avoid. Some people are actually immune-sensitive to these toxins and can lead to health disorders.
  • This lab checks the immune system’s reactivity to things like: mold, formaldehyde, BPA, parabens, mercury, and many more.
  • Help identify the loss of immune tolerance associated with xenobiotic exposure, which may lead to autoimmune reactivity.
  • Assist in setting guidelines for the avoidance of specific chemicals to reduce the risk of igniting the autoimmune process
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the clinical management of patients

Recommended for patients who:
– Increased chemical sensitivities/intolerance
– Loss of immune tolerance and/or abnormal immune function
– Autoimmune disease and/or a family history of autoimmune disease

Diabetes Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of autoimmune processes of Type 1 diabetes, impaired blood sugar metabolism and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols

Recommended for patients who:

-Have Type 1 Diabetes or severe/atypical manifestations of Type 2 Diabetes
-Have family history of Type 1 Diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome
-Have Gluten-Reactivity, Dairy-Sensitivity and/or Cerebellar Ataxia

DUTCH Complete Food Allergy Profile (IgE)

Genetic (DNA) profiles

  • Estrogen and detoxification (how well you eliminate toxins through the liver including hormones)
  • Neurological risk (things like Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • CVD/stroke risk (how well your blood clots, how you metabolize fat, etc.)
  • More and more, genetic tests are being utilized in medicine to view a person’s overall risk of certain diseases. With nutrition, this info can be valuable to view how you uniquely work and respond to your environment. For example, you may not process your hormones correctly/optimally which may put you at higher risk for diabetes, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease. But knowing this, we can help you identify which nutrients are appropriate for you to support that – in this case, added nutrition for the liver and gut to speed up the excess hormone status. Great information and it will never change throughout your life! We don’t TREAT a genetic lab or test. We uniquely tailor nutrition for your genes to optimize longevity.

Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Foods Sensitivity

  • Some foods are perceived as ‘gluten’ to the body because of their similar structure. And a lot of these foods are seen on a ‘gluten-free’ diet.
  • Identify additional dietary proteins to which the Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive or Celiac disease patient is sensitized.
  • Detect immune reactivity to known gliadin cross-reactive foods (example: dairy, corn, quinoa, soy, egg)

Recommended for patients who:
-Have non-celiac gluten sensitivity or celiac disease
-Are experiencing limited improvements or are non-responsive on a gluten-free diet
-Have gut dysbiosis, which appears to be resistant to standard therapy.

Glyphosate (Urine)

Also called “Round-up”, is a fungicide used on corn to aid in killing mold growth. Unfortunately, this compound is toxic to the human body and has been even tested in cord blood of babies (mom passing it to their baby). This compound has been shown to disrupt hormone function in men and women. A simple urine lab can detect levels so as to help in one’s health.

GPL-Mycotox (Mold) Microbial

Looking at exposures and toxicities to mold

Histamine, plasma Enviro-Tox

Excess histamine in the body can be produced via a response by the immune system. This can give you the classic allergy symptoms (runny nose, itchy skin and eyes), but can also affect your digestive system and brain.

Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen

  • Most immune compromise begins in the gut with a breakdown of the intestinal barrier. This lab looks at if there is a true ‘break’ in the barrier leading to autoimmunity and other disorders
  • Measure intestinal permeability to large molecules which inflame the immune system
  • Identify the damaging route through the intestinal barrier

Recommended for patients who:
-Present multiple symptom complaints (including chronic fatigue syndrome)
-Suffer from abnormal immune cell count and function (including autoimmune diseases)
-Have multiple food sensitivity

Iodine, Serum

Iodine is one of the most undervalued micronutrient known. It is common for lower than optional levels to be seen in Midwesterners, and especially women who have been pregnant.

Irritable Bowel/SIBO Screen

  • Identify the overgrowth of large intestinal bacteria in the small intestine and the release of bacterial cytotoxin
  • Evaluate a breach of intestinal barrier by bacterial cytotoxins and their entry into circulation
  • Assist in setting guidelines for treatment of irritable bowels/SIBO and reduce risk of igniting the autoimmune process

Recommended for patients who:
– Have irritable bowels
– Exhibit symptoms of malabsorption, including weight loss, anemia or fatty stools
– Have associated conditions such as fatigue, reflux, skin disorders, obesity ro food intolerances

Joint Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of mixed connective tissue disorders
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols

Recommended for patients who:
– Have Arthritis or Arthralgias
– Have joint inflammation following exposure to environmental triggers

Mucosal Immune Reactivity Screen (convenient saliva collection)

  • Evaluate mechanisms of compromised immune tolerance
  • Evaluate possible outcomes of compromised mucosal tolerance, such as: intestinal barrier dysfunction, food and chemical immune reactivity, and autoimmunity

Recommended for patients who:
– Have chronic inflammatory bowel conditions
– Have a family history of autoimmune disease

Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • If you have one autoimmune disease occurring, there is high probability that there are more affecting your body. This lab aids in uncovering where the immune system is attacking in the body.
  • Measure “Predictive Antibodies”, some of which can appear up to TEN years before the clinical onset of disease.
  • Economically and efficiently assess possible tissue damage to multiple organs of the body.

Recommended for patients who:
-Have a diagnosed autoimmune disorder, as they commonly develop additional autoimmune conditions.
-Have chronic increased intestinal permeability, which is the gateway for environmentally-induced
autoimmune disorders.

Multiple Food Immune Reactivity Screen (90 or 180 foods)

  • Evaluate immune reactions to foods, raw and/or modified, food enzymes, lectins, and food additives, including meat glue, artificial colorings and gums
  • Early detection of dietary-related triggers of autoimmune reactivity
  • Monitor the effectiveness of customized dietary protocols

Recommended for patients who:
– Seek a life-long health and wellness strategy
– Present with unexplained symptoms whether gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological or behavioral in nature
– Are suspected of having increased intestinal permeability, which is the gateway for environmentally-induced autoimmune disorders

Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen

  • Assist in the early detection of neuro-autoimmunity
  • Evaluate severity of the autoimmune response
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols

Recommended for patients who:
– Have idiopathic neurological conditions such as Cerebellar Ataxia or Peripheral Neuropathy
– Show decline in brain function with accompanying fatigue or Fibromyalgia
– Have Gluten-Reactivity and/or Dairy-Sensitivity contributing to neurological dysfunction

Neurological Autoimmune Reactivity Screen – Expanded

  • Detection of immune reactivity in pathogenesis of neuro-inflammatory, neuro-autoimmune and neuro-degenerative disorders
  • Early detection of autoimmune reactivity of both peripheral and central nervous system
  • Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of related treatment protocols

Recommended for patients who:
– Have idiopathic neurological conditions such as Cerebellar Ataxia or Peripheral Neuropathy
– Have Gluten-Reactivity and/or Dairy-Sensitivity contributing to neurological dysfunction

Organic Acids Test

A comprehensive and convenient lab collected through urine, it can detect metabolic processes in the body which may not be working adequately. These processes include:

  • detoxification in the liver
  • energy production in the mitochondria
  • markers that affect the brain with things like ADD/ADHD and depression/anxiety
  • vitamin markers such as B complexes (highly needed for energy production)
  • antioxidant status
  • bacterial overgrowth.

All of this information can lead a practitioner and patient to ‘fine tune’ the body with the fuel it is given, leading to optimized outcomes. This report is especially helpful for children and can be used as a ‘yearly check-up’

Pathogen-Associated Immune Reactivity Screen

  • Detects immune reaction to key pathogens that may lead to multiple autoimmune reactivities (pathogens such as: viruses, amoebas, molds, and lyme among many others)
  • Detect immune reaction to key pathogens that may lead to multiple autoimmune reactivities
  • Determine the role of pathogens in cases of ‘unexplained’ autoimmune reactivities
  • Monitor the effectiveness of clinical protocols for addressing pathogens associated with multiple autoimmunity conditions

Recommended for patients who:
– Present with chronic conditions such as gastrointestinal distress, fatigue, body aches or unexplained and general inflammation, including neuroinflammation
– May have been exposed to bacteria, viruses, parasites, mold, and spirochetes associated with multiple autoimmunity’s
– Have not fully responded to clinical interventions, such as detoxification and dietary modifications

Toxic/Heavy Metals

The Environmental Working Group reminds us of the 1,000s of NEW toxic chemicals released into the environment each year. These permeate our air, water, and food and lead to bodies that absorb these metals. They love to be stored in fat tissue in the body, so the more fat we store, the more potential we store more heavy and toxic metals. These have been shown to affect anything from hormone to brain health. This lab gives a way to look at the whole-body burden of toxic metals and a starting point as to how to decrease that.

  • Every day, thousands of people in the USA alone are beginning to fight cancer. In 2016, more than 4,600 individuals in the US were diagnosed with cancer daily. The first step to fighting cancer is identifying its presence early, which can be a difficult and frustrating process.
  • The IvyGene test is a blood test able to detect and measure DNA methylation patterns that are consistent with actual cancer presence. A highly accurate and sensitive cancer test, the IvyGene test is a non-invasive tool to aid physicians in identifying cancer presence.
  • According to studies performed by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, individuals who identified 25 different types of cancer earlier had a greater chance of survival.

TPO/TGB Antibodies

Specific to thyroid autoimmunity, these markers help to identify a more detailed look at potential of thyroid disease.

Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity and Autoimmunity

  • The many faces of gluten and wheat. There are more particles to ‘gluten’ then meets the eye and this lab helps identify from a very thorough look at 17 different markers.
  • Identify possible Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten ataxia (affecting the brain), or other wheat/gluten-related disorder
  • Assess autoimmune reactivity associated with wheat proteins and peptides

Recommended for patients who:
-Have non-responsive GI symptoms
-Present multiple-symptom complaints (including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia)