Like many things in medicine, lab services are evolving quickly. Today’s practitioners are equipped with diagnostic laboratory profiles that offer highly personalized health information. It is access to this kind of personal biometric data that is revolutionizing the way we approach both chronic disease and preventative health. Functional medicine involves understanding the root of health imbalances, and functional testing offers early detection screening markers that give us a tremendous edge in disease prevention.
During your initial consultation, we will determine which tests are relevant to your case. We will review testing recommendations, instructions (ex. fasting or non-fasting, etc.) and costs. Some testing can be performed at home with test kits to collect urine, saliva or stool. Other tests may require you to go to a local laboratory to have blood drawn. In all cases, we will assist you in coordinating initial and follow-up testing