Lab tests beyond what your medical doctor typically runs are not needed for most clients. Many tests beyond the basics are expensive, chase symptoms instead of root causes, are inconclusive and can even lead to a wrong diagnosis. Therefore, we prefer to use health history and symptom questionnaires for most clients.
The tests below are available. Fees are paid to the lab in addition to consulting fees and any blood draw fees.
Labs can provide CPT codes for the lab tests below so you can submit member claim forms to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
GEMS™ DNA and Food Sensitivity Test $199
This test kit provides two tests in one kit. The first test is a simple, practically painless finger prick done at the convenience of your own home or local provider which analyzes nearly 100 foods to decode how your body chemistry processes them. It measures IgG antibodies that are related to your body’s immune system response. The Food Sensitivity Test requires only a small amount of blood for testing. This invaluable information will give you a strong foundation on how to focus your nutrition.
The second test is a genetic cheek swab. The GEMS™ DNA test identifies “misspellings” in your methylation genetics that relate to a wide range of crucial bodily functions, such as: Detoxification, Immune Function, Maintaining DNA, Energy Production, Mood Balancing and Controlling Inflammation — just to name a few. GEMS stands for Genetic Enzymatic Methylation Systems. This will tell us what foods are best recommended to support your body.Your methylation pathway is linked to your genetics. The GEMS™ DNA test helps provide crucial insight into how your genetics may be affecting how your body processes foods. For your GEMS DNA Test, we are not testing specific foods – rather we are testing your genetics that are related to enzymes involved in many facets of your body, including detoxification, metabolizing certain foods (some beneficial and some not), immune function, controlling inflammation, energy production, mood balancing and maintaining DNA. By knowing what foods to eat in abundance, moderation or avoid – you can create your own personalized “diet” by focusing on the best foods for you.
Food Sensitivities: Signet Mediator Release Test (MRT)
Millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, migraine and other headaches, weight imbalances, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, skin eruptions, brain fog and many other uncomfortable lingering health problems are often directly related to specific immune reactions to the foods we eat. Knowing which foods you may be sensitive to can help you avoid problematic foods and therefore feel better.
For 150 Foods and Food Additives $295.00
For 120 Foods and Food Additives $275.00
Gut Function: Metabolic Assessment Profile (BioHealth #101) $132.00
This profile provides a picture of how well your gut functions. It depicts general digestive metabolism by assessing protein digestion, oxidative damage caused by free radical activity, and bile acid sulfates, a direct measurement of liver function.
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Hormones and Stress: Adrenal Stress Profile, Plus V (BioHealth #205) $176.00
4 cortisol, 2 averaged DHEA-S, estradiol, estriol,
testosterone (AM), melatonin (bedtime), progesterone (bedtime). This test collects four saliva samples; morning, noon, evening and bedtime. The cortisol and DHEA measurements at these times tell us how well your adrenal glands are functioning. Plus, we look at the main steroidal (sex) hormones, estradiol, estriol, progesterone and testosterone. And we also look at melatonin, the sleep hormone, because one of the most common main complaints is sleep problems.
Gut Immune Test: Intestinal Barrier Function Screen (BioHealth #304B) $250.00
The Intestinal Barrier Function Screen uses a single saliva sample to assess the level of secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and the levels of free IgA and IgM to combined dietary proteins (wheat/gliadin, corn, soy, cow's milk, egg); aerobic bacteria (Escherichia coli and E. enterococcus); anaerobic bacteria (Bacteroides fragilis and Clostridium perfringens); Candida albicans yeast. The lining of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, is covered by a mucosal barrier, which provides our first line immune defense against pathogens and a mechanism for proper processing of food antigens. The mucosal barrier contains specific immune defenses including mucosal antibodies. A healthy mucosal barrier defense contains sufficient antibodies and responds to normally encountered antigens and deals with them appropriately. All of the dietary proteins, yeasts, and bacteria used in this test are normally found in the human body or diet. IgA is the predominant antibody quantitatively in the mucosal immune system.
This test helps determine whether there is an appropriate mucosal immune response.
GI/Pathogen Screen with H. Pylori (BioHealth #401H) $267.00 *
This stool analysis determines the presence of ova and parasites such as protozoa, flatworms, or roundworms; immunoglobulin G (IgG) to Cryptosporidium parvum , Entamoeba histolytica , and Giardia lamblia antigens in stool; bacteria, fungi (including yeasts), and occult blood; Clostridium difficile colitis toxins A and B; and Helicobacter pylori stool antigen. Five stool samples and one smear are taken over a four-day period, providing a highly reliable comprehensive analysis of intestinal microflora.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA Profile) $45.00
*A Medical Director Fee is required for most blood and stool tests. This fee includes supervision of consultation, protocol recommendations and case management advice.
Stool test (BioHealth 401H): Additional $75 Medical Director Fee
Blood test (BioHealth# 290, 230, 282, etc.): Additional $125 Medical Director Fee