Creating your customized plan starts with functional lab testing. Functional lab testing is a type of diagnostic testing that is used to identify underlying imbalances or dysfunctions in the body that may be contributing to various health conditions. Unlike traditional lab testing, which typically focuses on diagnosing diseases or conditions, functional lab testing looks at the underlying causes of symptoms and aims to identify imbalances or dysfunctions before they progress to a diagnosable condition.
Functional lab testing may include a wide range of tests, depending on the specific concerns and symptoms of the individual. Some common types of functional lab testing include:
- Blood tests: Blood tests may be used to evaluate a wide range of factors, including nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, inflammation, and immune function.
- Stool tests: Stool tests may be used to evaluate gut health and identify imbalances in the gut microbiome, which can contribute to various digestive and other health issues.
- Urine tests: Urine tests may be used to evaluate a variety of factors, including nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, and hormone imbalances.
- Saliva tests: Saliva tests may be used to evaluate hormone imbalances, stress levels, and immune function.
- Genetic tests: Genetic tests may be used to evaluate an individual’s genetic makeup and identify potential predispositions to certain health conditions.
Functional lab testing can be a valuable tool in identifying underlying imbalances or dysfunctions that may be contributing to various health concerns. However, it is important to work with a qualified healthcare practitioner who can interpret the results of these tests and develop an appropriate treatment plan based on the individual’s specific needs and concerns.
Contact your provider for more information regarding testing cost. Most tests are not covered by insurance.