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Functional Lab Testing


Functional lab testing involves the use of a range of specialized tests that aid the assessment of underlying imbalances, deficiencies, and dysfunctions within the body's systems. Unlike conventional lab tests, which often focus solely on the diagnosis of disease, functional lab testing aims to identify potential issues before they manifest as overt health problems. 

Functional Lab Testing Provides:

  1. Personalized Insights: Functional lab tests provide personalized information about your unique biochemistry, allowing our naturopathic doctor, Dr. Nikki, to address your specific needs

  2. Early Detection: By identifying imbalances and dysfunctions at an early stage, functional lab testing can help prevent the progression of health issues, enabling proactive interventions for better outcomes.

  3. Comprehensive Understanding: These tests offer a comprehensive view of your health, including the interplay between different body systems. This holistic perspective allows for a deeper understanding of the root causes of your health concerns.

  4. Objective Monitoring: Functional lab tests enable ongoing monitoring of your progress, making it easier to track improvements over time and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Common Functional Lab Tests:

  1. Comprehensive Blood Panels: These panels assess a wide range of markers, including hormones, nutrients, inflammation levels, and metabolic functions, providing a detailed snapshot of your overall health.

  2. Food Sensitivity Testing: Identifies specific foods that may trigger immune responses or inflammation, helping to tailor a personalized diet that supports optimal well-being.

  3. Hormone Testing: Evaluates hormonal balance, including sex hormones, thyroid function, and adrenal health, helping to address issues like hormonal imbalances and fatigue.

  4. Gut Health Assessment: Analyzes the gut microbiome, digestive function, and intestinal health, crucial for addressing digestive disorders and promoting overall wellness.

  5. Nutritional Deficiency Analysis: Measures essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to identify deficiencies that may contribute to various health concerns.

  6. Genetic Testing: Offers insights into your genetic predispositions, guiding personalized recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplements.

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