Functional Medicine & Hormone Testing

    • Stool Analysis:  For patients with digestive issues such as bloating and gas.   This test assesses how well the digestive system is functioning, good bacteria levels, as well as identifies any overgrowth of bacteria like Citrobacter or Klebsiella.   A Parasitology test can be added.
    • Salivary Cortisol:   Used for patients who have fatigue and have been ruled out  for other causes.   This test also checks DHEA, gluten, secretory IGA and insulin levels.  I like this test because it is very comprehensive and gives a lot of information.
    • Gut Permeability:   A urine test that analyzes the clearance of two sugars which can point to intestinal permeability or malabsorption problem.  When the lining of the intestine is damaged then undigested food in the body will be absorbed, which can lead to food allergies and autoimmune diseases.
    •  Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth Breath Test:   Detects if too many bacteria are present in the small intestine causing pain, bloating after eating and gas. More than 100,00 bacteria in the small intestine is abnormal.    The food in the small intestine is then subject to fermentation which leads to symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption.