Testing

Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing may be helpful if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • inflamed blood vessels (usually show up as small red or purple dots on legs)
  • asthma
  • recurrent lung infections
  • skin conditions
  • joint pain
  • anxiety or depression
  • runny nose or watery eyes

We are currently using 2 types of Food Allergy Testing based on the patients needs.

Food Allergy Testing from Rocky Mountain Analytical http://rmalab.com/our-tests/food-reactions

Food Allergy Testing from Alcat Labs https://www.alcat.com/test_panels/

Saliva Hormone Testing

Symptoms like mood swings, low sex drive and hot flashes may be a sign of hormone imbalance. Saliva hormone testing may reveal hormone imbalances that contribute to chronic health problems or hormone conditions. It can also be used to monitor hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and in anti-aging and disease prevention programs.

Our information sheets on male hormone conditions and female hormone conditions will help you to decide whether saliva hormone testing is necessary.

Dutch Hormone Testing

The dutch® urine steroid hormone profile measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give a better overall picture of hormone production.

The dutch test is currently being used at Vibrant Living to identify hormone imbalances that may be contributing to conditions such as PMS, Menopause and Weight gain. It is also recommended that patients run either the salivary hormone panel, or the dutch test before being prescribed Bio Identical Hormones.

Basic Blood Work

The most common testing that is done in our office is basic blood work. It is used to try and identify imbalances, to prevent the progression or chronic disease.

Blood work that is typically run can include:

  • Assessment in Vitamin/Mineral – D, B12, Iron, Magnesium
  • Inflammatory Markers such as hsCRP, homocysteine
  • cholesterol panels or Apo B/A1 ratio to assess particle size
  • Thyroid Panels – including TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies
  • Glucose Tolerance Test, and 2hr random insulin to determine conditions such as carbohydrate intolerance or insulin resistance which can preceed diabetes by 5-10years

Urinary Thyroid

Even women and men who take thyroid hormones and have normal TSH levels sometimes experience symptoms of low thyroid.  Symptoms like: depression, cold body temperature, weight gain, headaches, muscle cramps and fatigue are common low thyroid symptoms.  Rocky Mountain Analytical offers a urinary thryoid test that helps determine whether thyroid levels are low.

Micronutrient Testing

http://www.spectracell.com/patients/patient-micronutrient-testing

Spectracell’s micronutrient test measures the function of 33 nutritional components including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cell gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies. Today, individuals are looking for ways to manage their health with personalized treatment plans and seeing to achieve a higher level of wellness. Each person’s body is unique in its own way and due to the complexity of the system an individualized approach is often necessary to achieve this level of wellness. This test will provide you with individualized and accurate information about what nutrients you need to be supplementing and concentrating on.

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Symptoms associated with GI disorders include persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption. The Comprehensive Stool may be used to assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of opportunistic pathogens and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic remediation of GI disorders.