PERSONALIZED LAB TESTING
Similar clinical symptoms can have very different underlying causes. As a functional medicine practice, we incorporate personal lab testing into patient assessment to help understand the root cause of your health issue(s) which contribute to illness or chronic disease.
Functional changes in your body can occur long before disease is evident. Functional testing can uncover early warning signs for disease. This is ideal for prevention-focused practitioners and patients concerned about finding the root cause of their problem(s) and the reason(s) they do not feel well.
Functional medicine testing, coupled with traditional testing, provides important information to help us uncover your body’s specific imbalances that can negatively affect your health in many ways.
We often start with basic functional medicine testing to get an accurate picture of what is going on inside the body:
Sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
Adrenal hormones (cortisol, DHEAS)
Thyroid hormones (if symptomatic) (TSH, FT4, FT3, RT3, TPO and TG Antibodies)
Each is foundational to optimal health. These hormones regulate every function in the body. If they are not at their ideal levels and in harmony with each other, the body (and mind) will suffer.
Additional functional medicine testing may be needed to evaluate:
Genetic SNP’s (genetic variations/single nucleotide polymorphisms)
Lab results are interpreted using the ideal functional reference ranges, as opposed to often very broad lab reference ranges. These lab results, along with your symptoms, help guide your treatment.
A Key to Great Clinical Outcomes is the Quality of the Diagnostic Data
All functional medicine testing MUST be done through our center. We have carefully selected the best laboratories in the US to perform the various functional medicine tests.
You may also have traditional lab tests done through our center. The traditional laboratory we utilize offers the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation and testing methodologies. We receive quick turnaround time and no miss-interpretation of orders, as occasionally happens in some smaller laboratories not familiar with the lab tests we typically order. We provide on-site phlebotomy (blood draw) services with competitive pricing for all blood tests.
Traditional lab testing may be done through a laboratory or location of your choosing, though many patients choose to have it done through our center due to:
Many tests may be covered by your insurance when you submit your receipt or you can use Health Savings Account (HSA) funds if not covered by your insurance.
Attend our End Hormone Havoc – Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy educational seminar to learn more about personalized testing offered at Wise Woman Wellness.