Laboratory testing can prove critical for the creation of holistic functional medicine plans. The right tests can reveal a wealth of information about your body function, general health, and the presence or absence of specific diseases or disorders that merit our chiropractic team's prompt attention. Functional Health Center performs laboratory testing to gain the clearest possible understanding of how we can optimize your well-being.
Laboratory Testing's Role in Functional Medicine
Dr. Jared Allomong and Dr. Christine Smith rely on science-based diagnostic procedures to get to the root of an illness or chronic disorder. We collect data not only on your symptoms, but also on key physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors that influence your health. The data we gather from laboratory testing plays a crucial role in identifying both the underlying problem and its effects on you.
Types of Tests Performed
A blood chemistry analysis is done routinely by most health care providers to assess risk for disease. Most routine blood chemistry assesses a few markers of each major system and is a good analysis to look for disease. A functional blood chemistry analysis is a thorough assessment with additional markers of targeted systems of the body. A function blood chemistry analysis is a very effective tool to assess states of prolonged stress of the body prior to disease. It uniquely allows practitioners who use it to be focused on detection and prevention. A functional blood chemistry analysis can provide a greater assessment of each of these systems:
- Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
- Adrenal Function
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Blood and Immune System Health
- Liver and Gall Bladder Health
- Kidney Health
- Acid/Base Balance
- Toxicity and Inflammation
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Food sensitivity tests
- Chemical and metal sensitivity tests
- Gut health tests (to check for leaky gut syndrome and other digestive problems)
- Adrenal tests (a useful measure of how stress affects your body)
- Hormone level tests
- DNA genetic tests (which can reveal genetic predispositions for certain conditions)
- Brain Health (neurotransmitter balance and inflammation in the brain)
- Brain Mapping
Once Dr. Allomong or Dr. Smith have analyzed the results of the tests, you'll receive recommendations for a comprehensive, personalized treatment or preventative wellness plan.
Schedule an Evaluation From Functional Health Center
Our chiropractic team is ready to help you understand your health more clearly and then make any necessary changes for improving it. Contact us (303) 827-3772 to schedule an exam.