Special Labs




The laboratory tests listed below are some of the ways we can improve you health by determining your genetic factors and the nutrients you need to stay healthy.


Lipid Particle Profile: Incorporates the latest breakthroughs in cardiovascular disease research to provide advanced, early warning of CVD risk. This thorough evaluation features an advanced lipid profile with fractionation, independent risk markers (including lipid particle number, homocysteine and hs-C-reactive protein), relative risk indices.


Genetic testing: Is currently available for numerous chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, detoxification impairments, immunological defects neurological and chronic inflammatory conditions. Using gene SNPs (single nucletide polymorphism) helps identify those physiological risks that are modifiable using diet, nutritional intervention, lifestyle changes and specific pharmacological intervention. MTHFR testing can help with treatment for mental health, neurological diseases and cardiovascular risk. Assurex GeneSight test is available for testing for pain, psychiatric medications, and ADD medications.


Red blood cell mineral analysis: Measures levels of intracellular minerals including toxic metals. Since many minerals are not easily measured by serum levels, this test measures what is available inside the cell. Toxic metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium can be detected. This test is best done fasting without having taken any supplements.


Oxidative Stress Evaluation: Are you taking enough anti-oxidants or too many? Does you body have the ability to handle free radicals? This test measures levels of lipid peroxides – fats that have been oxidized or damaged from free radicals and reduced glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s own free radical scavenger and must be in bio-chemically reduced state to absorb free radicals. Both of these when in the abnormal range can be modified with diet and supplements.


Neurotransmitter analysis: Although still considered a research tool, this easily done urine test measures levels of serotonin, epinephrine, nor-epinephrine, GABA and dopamine. If you are having problems with depression, anxiety or mood disorders, this test can be helpful in determining what supplements would be beneficial and which prescription might be best for your symptoms. It is the second morning urine and is sent in to the lab from you home.


Spectracell Functional Intracellular Analysis™ (FIA™) are patented tests for assessing the function of specific vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients within an individual’s white blood cells (lymphocytes). This diagnostic blood test assess the intracellular function of essential micronutrients. is a clinically effective diagnostic tool for the prevention and management of chronic disease conditions.


Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids: Evaluates the level of red cell membrane or plasma fatty acids, imbalances which significantly affect inflammatory and other disorders. By knowing the various fatty acid levels, one can reestablish a balance using nutritional intervention. A simple AA (arachidonic acid/EPA ratio) can determine if you have a healthy level of fatty acids in your blood.


Adrenocortex Stress Profile: Accurately measures unbound levels of both cortisol and DHEA, and provides a complete circadian analysis of cortisol activity. Controlled collection times allow for accurate baseline testing and effective monitoring of hormone replacement therapy. Saliva samples can be easily collected by the patient at home or at work. A urine spot sample test is also available.


Organic Acids: Measure urinary acids that are metabolic intermediates produced in pathways of central energy production, detoxification, neurotransmitter breakdown, or intestinal microbial activity. This is a sample of first morning urine and indicates nutrient deficiencies, oxidative damage markers, bacterial and yeast overgrowth, and cellular energy production. This test is especially helpful for undiagnosed chronic fatigue, learning disabilities and autism.


Amino Acid Analysis: Examines fasting blood or 24-hour urine samples for 40+ amino acids. Results can provide valuable biochemical information about many disorders, including chronic fatigue, learning disabilities, depression and immune problems.


Estrogen Metabolism Index: Evaluates how estrogen is being processed in the body. The tests yield clinical insight into many estrogen-dependent conditions and provide important tools for monitoring dietary, lifestyle and hormone therapies.


Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis: Uses advanced GI biotechnology to evaluate digestion, absorption, pancreatic function, and inflammation, in addition to bacterial balance, yeast, and parasite infection. This profile features exclusive new markers for assessing irritable bowel syndrome, sub-mucosal inflammation, colorectal cancer risk, pancreatic insufficiency, and occult infection.


Food Allergy Antibody Testing: Measure the presence of antibodies to foods. By identifying levels of IgG 1 and 4 as well as IgE, this test determines the allergic response when then delayed immune response occurs within 24 – 72 hours after heating a food as opposed to the skin test which is the more immediate response.