There are a variety of lab tests available to you that allow for better understanding of nutritional status, metabolism, gut function and autoimmunity. Some are available with your regular physician and others are specialty labs. Here are some of the common tests that are useful to our assessment and/or recommended:
- Standard labs: CBC, metabolic panel, vitamin D, c-reactive protein, hemoglobin A1C, lipids
- Advanced lipid panels
- Nutrient levels
- Markers of intestinal microbial imbalances
- Food and food chemical intolerances (How Food Sensitivities Trigger Symptoms)
- Nutrigenomics (genes that indicate nutrient metabolism and utilization)
The field of personalized medical care is expanding to nutrition. With these tests we are able to match food and supplements directly to your needs, as well as understand the root causes of health problems. It’s exciting!