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FEES: Gold Functional Wellness charges a fee of $349* fee for each lab test** for access to the lab and a comprehensive review of the results.
*Discounts are available for packages of multiple lab tests. Please inquire.
**The labs also charge fees (payable directly to the labs) that are independent of Gold Functional Wellness fees. Contact Gold Functional Wellness for more information (Scroll down to see a comprehensive lab menu of available tests).
(Clicking the names of the laboratories will direct you to the lab website)
* BH #205 – Functional Adrenal Stress Profile plus V (Saliva)
Cortisol x 4, 2 averaged DHEA-S, estradiol, estriol, testosterone (AM), melatonin (bedtime), progesterone (bedtime)
Chronic mental/emotional and physical stress can wreak havoc on your health by burning out your adrenal glands (a.k.a. Adrenal Fatigue) and throwing your sex hormones out of balance. This profile is used to evaluate the adrenal glands and hormone balance. It measures the bio-available levels of Cortisol in the body, total daily Cortisol output, DHEA, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, and Melatonin (Biohealth also has other related single hormone tests that are typically used for retesting). Click here to see a list of symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. Click here to see a list of symptoms associated with estrogen dominance (elevated estrogen levels) and low testosterone.
* BH #101 – Metabolic Assessment Profile (Urine) – Not currently offered
Lipid peroxides, Urinary Bile Acid Sulfates, Indican
Test #101 is a panel comprised of three critical markers, measuring dysfunctional protein digestion, oxidative cellular damage, liver function, and detoxification capacity. In plain English, this test will give us a snapshot of: 1) how well you are digesting the protein that you eat, 2) if your body is aging before its time (excessive oxidation) and if you are at a heightened risk of diseases that correlate with oxidative stress, and 3) how well your liver is performing its job of cleaning your body of toxins. Click here to learn about oxidative stress.
* BH #401H – GI Pathogen Screen with H. pylori Antigen (Stool)
Digestive tract infections and dysbiosis must be analyzed to determine someone’s functional health status. BioHealth’s microbiology department uses advanced staining and antigen techniques to recover pathogens without the artificially high results often seen in other, less time-proven, laboratory methods. Panel #401H is most frequently used as it includes antigen detection of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium. It tests for Ova & parasites x 4 (Trichrome stain) plus antibodies to the antigens of Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica. Plus Stool x 1: Bacteria, fungi, yeasts, occult blood, Clostridium difficile: Colitis toxins A & B. If you have a known parasite, bacteria, or yeast overgrowth, this lab test will uncover it. Click here to see more information about harmful parasites and bacteria.
Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance
* BH 230 – Celiac/Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy Profile – (Blood, Saliva)
Tests Total Serum IgA, IgA to Transglutaminase, IgA/IgG to gliadin; Salivary sIgA, IgA to gliadin.
Identifying intolerance to the food protein gliadin (commonly referred to as gluten) is essential in patient work-ups. Test #230 combines data from serum and saliva to identify both gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Test #234 provides a single secretory IgA to quantify the result of a gliadin IgA measurement. An elevation in the salivary anti-gliadin antibody is evidence of mucotoxic reaction to the gliadin polypeptide within the digestive tract. Patients with elevated antibodies need to avoid all foods that contain gluten. Also see the gluten tests below from Cyrex Laboratories. Click here to learn more about Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
* BH #290 Expanded Chemistry Profile – (Blood)
This blood panel is incredible and goes way beyond the normal blood work-ups that you would normally get in your doctor’s office. Among the important measurements, the 290 examines the levels of inflammation in your body by testing homocysteine and CRP (C-reactive protein) levels. This complete work-up includes the following:
Iron, Percent Iron Saturation, Ferritin, Transferrin, HGB, Vitamin B-12 and Folate
RA Factor (Latex Fixation), ANA Screen
BASIC LIPID PANEL
Cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, Direct LDL, VLDL (CALC), CHOL/ HDL Ratio
BONE AND MINERAL SCREEN
Alkaline Phosphatase, Calcium, Calcium (Ionized), Magnesium
CELIAC/GLUTEN SENSITIVITY SCREEN
Anti-Gliadin, IgA and IgG, Anti-Transglutaminase, IgA, Immunoglobulin (IgA)
CORONARY RISK SCREEN
Homocysteine, Lipoprotein (a), CRP (Highly Sensitive), CPK
GLYCEMIC CONTROL SCREEN
Cortisol (Serum), Glucose, Amylase, Insulin, Hemoglobin A1c
LIVER FUNCTION SCREEN
Bilirubin, Total, Alkaline Phosphatase, SGOT (AST), SGPT (ALT), LDH, GGTP, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A/G Ratio
RENAL FUNCTION/ELECTROLYTE SCREEN
BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CREAT Ratio, Uric Acid, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Carbon Dioxide
T-3 Uptake, Total T-4 (Thyroxine), Free Thyroxine Index, TSH-Ultra Sensitive, Free T-3, Free T-4
* Intestinal Permeability Assessment. – An excellent test for leaky gut.
Intestinal Permeability Assessment is a powerful noninvasive gastrointestinal test assessment of small intestinal absorption and barrier function in the bowel. The small intestine uniquely functions as a digestive/absorptive organ for nutrients as well as a powerful immune and mechanical barrier against excessive absorption of bacteria, food antigens, and other macromolecules. Both malabsorption and increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) are associated with chronic gastrointestinal imbalances as well as many systemic disorders.
* Array 2 Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen (serum) An excellent test for leaky gut.
*Array 3 Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity (serum) Array 3 is an excellent test for Celiac disease.
* Thyroid Panel IV (Blood)
Includes Free Triiodothyronine, Free Thyroxine, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Thyroid Peroxidase IgG, Thyroglobulin Ab IgG, T3 Reverse
(Excellent thyroid function and thyroid autoimmune (Hashimoto’s) test)
* MRT (Mediator Release Test) – Food Sensitivity Screen
There is a difference between food allergies and food sensitivities. Food allergies initiate a specific antibody response and the reactions are immediate (i.e. anaphylactic shock, hives, sneezing, watery/itchy eyes, etc.). Food sensitivities do not activate the same antibodies, can be delayed reactions (can be felt days or even weeks after eating a reactive food), and are dose-dependent. Food sensitivities are usually associated with an inflammatory process in the body that leads to a multitude of symptoms which wouldn’t initially seem to be produced by eating certain foods (i.e. headaches, joint pain/stiffness, etc.).
The LEAP MRT Quantifies the inflammatory response to 150 commonly eaten foods & food-chemicals and is highly accurate. The lab will provide you with a list of foods that you are reactive to and construct a 30-day meal plan for you based on all of the foods tested that you were not reactive to. As far as food sensitivity panels go, MRT is the best bang for your buck, no doubt about it.
* Professionals Choice Comprehensive Testing – 383 items (Whole Blood)
* Comprehensive Testing Plus Medications – 340 items (Whole Blood)
* All-inclusive Testing – 486 items (Whole Blood)
(Add a $75 Medical Fee for any of the Elisa/Act Panels)
Esoteric lab work for inflammatory reactions to foods, food additives, herbs, chemicals, molds, metals and other items in the environment including common OTC and prescription medications. This new test is like an MRT on steroids. Requires special blood draw by expert phlebotomist.
* HTMA (Hair, Tissue, Mineral Analysis) Profile 4 (Hair Sample)
This test measures how well your body is digesting and absorbing key nutrients from the food that you eat, and the levels of toxic heavy metals in your body.
* Fecal Metals
Analysis of elements in feces provides indirect information about the potential for toxic metal burden. For many toxic metals, fecal (biliary) excretion is the primary natural route of elimination from the body. Fecal elemental analysis also provides a direct indication of dietary exposure to toxic metals. Specimen collection is convenient and only requires a single-step procedure.
* Urine Toxic Elements
Urine toxic and essential elements analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.
Immunoserology of Lyme Panel A (serum)
Immunoserology of Lyme Panel B (serum)
(Panel B includes Western Blot test)