Nutritional Testing Lab Tests & Uses
Analyzing your health at the bodies cellular level, we often will suggest certain scientific testing services that can help enhance our knowledge of what dietary specifications would be most appropriate for your current health status and weight loss goals.
A few of the tests that we order are: inflammatory markers, MTHFR gene, and vitamin D.
Not everyone requires testing, however the more insight we have the better recommendations our dietitians can make.
Below are some more tests that we recommend, in addition to the prior mentioned.
We also test for food sensitivities usually at the same time we do nutrient deficiencies. We test for 95 foods to see what foods are causing inflammation for the disease you currently have or weight loss resistance.
- DNA Stool Test
- Stress Evaluation
- Blood Work
- MICRO NUTRIENTS
DNA Stool Test - GI Map
Overwhelmingly, research indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of chronic illness.
The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more, by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Symptoms of Stress:
If you are experiencing these symptoms then stress is getting to you:
How are the Results from a Stress Evaluation Useful?
We will analyze the stress evaluation results to determine how well your detoxification and gastrointestinal pathways are functioning.
We will then make supplement recommendations and coach you on how to handle stress in your daily life.The Stress Evaluation
The stress evaluation consists of a saliva test; you collect the sample at home.
Cholesterol testing is one of the tests that we may perform in order to enhance your private appointment.
How are the Results from Cholesterol Testing Useful?
Blood cholesterol testing results can be useful because they will indicate if you have inflammation in your body which can lead to heart disease. The traditional blood cholesterol tests are not what Darci uses because they do not accurately measure inflammation in the body. Darci uses “LPP Plus Testing” which is a blood test that takes cholesterol testing to a new level by measuring inflammatory markers for heart disease.
Nutrient Deficiency Testing
How are the Results from Nutrient Deficiency Testing Useful?
The results from nutrient deficiency testing are useful because they show any nutritional deficiencies you may have.
Nutrient Deficiency Testing Laboratory
MicroNutrient Testing for nutritional deficiencies is done by OptiHealth Lab and is a great tool for the prevention and management of chronic disease conditions. Nutritional deficiencies may suppress your immune system which may contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Most clients come back with a minimum of 4-6 nutrient deficiencies.