Specialized Lab Testing: Saliva testing is a simple, non-invasive method of testing. In addition, it has the advantage of allowing for the collection of several samples over the course of a month, for example, which can provide more detailed and accurate results compared to a one-time collection.
How is saliva hormone testing different than blood tests?
Our bodies tightly regulate the amount of hormones present in our blood in order to preserve health. It can be difficult to identify hormone imbalances in the blood unless there are large abnormalities. Furthermore, hormones found in the blood are bound to proteins and are therefore in their “inactive” form. On the other hand, saliva testing will reflect free or “active” hormone levels and can identify mild imbalances.
We offer a variety of saliva hormone testing options, including:
• Female Hormone Panel: estrogen, progesterone, DHEA/DHEA-S, free testosterone
• Menopause Hormone Panel: Estrone, Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA(S)
• Male Hormone Panel: progesterone, DHEA/DHEA-S, androstenodione, testosterone, estrone, estradiol, dihydroxytestosterone (DHT)
• Adrenal Stress Index: cortisol rhythm, DHEA/DHEA-S, progesterone, insulin, secretory IgA, gliadin antibodies (involved in Celiac disease)
A growing body of evidence is linking toxic exposures to a variety of health conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid imbalances, infertility, and many more! Acute metal poisoning is rare; however, chronic, low-level exposure to toxic elements can result in significant retention in the body which can cause a variety of adverse health effects.
Specialized Lab Testing for toxic elements in the urine is an objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic elements in the body. Our simple, at-home urine test identifies levels of 20 toxic metals including aluminum, lead, and mercury.
The Optimal Nutrient Evaluation helps you to understand your individual diet and supplementation needs. This panel offers personalized functional nutrition assessments covering Antioxidants, B Vitamins, Digestive Support, and Minerals.
Blood spot testing for IgG/IgA provides a simple and practical means to uncover foods causing allergic reactions and allergy related disease. IgG reactions develop slowly, up to several hours or days after exposure to a food allergen, so testing is often the only way of determining which foods are responsible.
Elevated IgA to specific foods is widely believed to be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut such as individuals with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or leaky gut. The allergy test report graphs IgG/IgA immune response to each of the tested food allergens. Reactions are categorized as no, low, moderate or high.
Why test for food intolerance?
Related health concerns:
Eliminating IgG/IgA Positive Foods Improves: