This essential lab test is to screen men over the age of 30 for hormonal imbalance and/or decline in testosterone which can lead to age related loss of libido, muscle mass, energy and focus.
Complete Hormones™ is the most comprehensive urinary hormone metabolism evaluation designed to assist in the prevention and treatment of hormone-related symptoms and conditions. This provides clues about menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause, fatigue, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.
This lab test provides a focused overview of estrogen balance in both pre- and post-menopausal women, using a single urine sample to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a woman’s health throughout her lifetime.
This laboratory test analyzes serum levels of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity.
This test evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, malabsorption, and other GI-related problems. Additionally, Genova offers a parasitology component with the CDSA test that evaluates for parasites using microscopic examination and EIA testing.
This test measures urinary excretion of toxic metals, including classic toxins such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. This is an ideal test for patients suspected of toxic element exposure.
This test analyzes urine for the clearance of two non-metabolized sugars, lactulose and mannitol. It identifies ‘leaky gut’ and malabsorption.
This test analyzes blood for levels of HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol, ratios, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B, fibrinogen, and C-reactive protein.
The VAP Test is the first cholesterol profile to comply with updated National Cholesterol Education Program ATP III recommendations for direct LDL measurement, which is accurate non-fasting. It is the only advanced lipid profile that routinely reports all three lipoprotein parameters considered necessary by the ADA and the ACC.
The identification and treatment of an iodine deficiency has obvious benefits. In order to determine the daily amount of essential iodine required for whole body sufficiency, an Iodine Loading Test must be performed. This test is based on the premise that the more iodine-deficient the body is, the more ingested iodine is retained, and the less is excreted in the urine.
This spot and load test gives you data on the rate at which the body spills an iodine load. A spill rate of 90% or above and your patient is sufficient in iodine. A rate below 90% indicates your patient has insufficient iodine. The spill rate gives you data on the degree of insufficiency and hence provides a guideline on how long the replenishment process will take.
Are you taking too many supplements? Not enough? Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing is an innovative assessment of nutritional status. Unlike traditional serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell’s tests evaluate how an individual’s white blood cells respond to varied environments of over 32 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. As a result, individual differences in metabolism, age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate or other factors are taken into consideration. (please see the attached “Micronutrient Testing Flier” for more detailed information).
The Lipoprotein Particle Profile™(LPP™) is the test that could save your life. SpectraCell’s LPP™ test is the most advanced lipoprotein test currently available. Unlike traditional cholesterol tests, SpectraCell’s LPP™ directly measures both the size and number of several classes of lipoprotein particles, including critical risk factors as cited by the National Cholesterol Education Program, giving an accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk.
How fast are you aging? SpectraCell’s Telomere Test is the window to your true cellular age. This advanced test measures the length of your telomeres – the sections at the end of your chromosomes. Studies have shown a direct link to telomere length and the aging process.
HPA Profile: (Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal)
Provides measurement of 6 primary urinary neurotransmitters: Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine.
Salivary Adrenal Hormones are also measured: 4 timed Cortisols and 2 DHEAs.
This profile assesses the six neurotransmitters that affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HP) as well as the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA. Since the HPA axis initiates an adrenal response, this profile allows the practitioner to assess that response and make therapeutic decisions based on the information. Neurotransmitters are measured from a single urine sample, while cortisol (X4) and DHEA (X2) are measured from four saliva samples, the first taken between 7:00 and 8:00 am and then one every five hours thereafter for the remaining three samples.
P Profile: (Hypothalamus/Pituitary)
Provides measurement of 6 primary urinary Neurotransmitters: Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine
The HP (hypothalamic-pituitary) Profile analyzes the six main neurotransmitters involved in HP axis function. The major inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters are included to determine the degree of balance or imbalance in the neurotransmitter response of the Communication System. The HP Profile requires one urine sample, taken two to three hours after rising, usually between 8:00 and 10:00 am.
AH Profile: (Adrenal Hormones)
Provides measurement of salivary Adrenal Hormones: 4 timed cortisols and 2 DHEAs
The AH (adrenal hormone) Profile analyzes cortisol levels at four times during the day, allowing the practitioner to graph the patient’s curve against a normal adrenal curve. The circadian rhythm of adrenal tissue is best assessed at multiple times of the day to determine the adrenal gland’s ability to respond to daily stressors and therapeutic intervention. Cortisol (X4) and DHEA (X2) levels are measured from four saliva samples, the first collected between 7:00 and 8:00 am and then one every five hours thereafter for the remaining three samples.
Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA)
Have you been searching for the answers to why you don’t feel well and not really feeling like you are getting any better? Most people do not realize the impact of what they put into their bodies and the affect it has on their health.
We are all exposed to environmental chemicals, food additives and preservatives and other toxins every day. When we are healthy, our bodies can tolerate a certain amount of exposure to these toxins, but the immune system has its limits.
When the immune system becomes stressed or overburdened, it can start to “see” everyday items (like foods) as if they are foreign invaders and starts to fight to defend the body. Over time, the stress can have a domino effect, and the body starts to see more and more items as if they are foreign invaders. The immune system spends more time defending the body and less time repairing it, and autoimmune symptoms and diseases begin to surface. However, it is often difficult to figure out the cause of the symptoms since these types of reactions are often delayed, which means that there can be a span of 3 hours to several weeks after exposure to an item before the onset of symptoms. This delay makes it nearly impossible to determine the items causing the distress to the body.