An example of some of the specialized lab tests offered: :
Stool testing - tests for multiple aspects of gut health, including digestion, inflammation, infection, leaky gut, and an assessment of the microbiome (the bacterial and microbial ecosystem in your intestines)
IgG food sensitivities - looks at a wide array of possible food sensitivities and can provided enhanced information when combined with symptoms and a trial elimination diet
Celiac and gluten sensitivity testing - tests for antibodies linked to celiac disease plus the most complete testing available for antibodies associated with the condition know as "gluten sensitivity"
Nutritional status - tests for a wide range of proteins, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, as well as various metabolic pathways
Mitochondrial function - assesses the function of the cellular powerhouse that creates energy for the entire body (i.e. ATP production)
Cortisol and melatonin levels - looks at levels of salivary cortisol and/or melatonin at multiple points throughout the day for a more complete picture of how these hormones are fluctuating compared to normal patterns
Advanced cardiac profiles - goes beyond standard lipid testing for a more accurate assessment of disease risk
Complete thyroid profiles - assesses all aspects of thyroid function beyond typical screening, including thyroid antibodies and multiple thyroid hormones
* Depending on the test, labs will be performed either via a kit sent to your home (stool, urine, saliva tests) or via an in-home mobile phlebotomist (someone who draws your blood). For tests that require blood work, please contact the practice if you live outside of the DC metro area.