After initial consultation, health anamnesis and observation complete, if necessary and agreed upon, I use the following clinical laboratories to gather more specific data to monitor my patents progress.
To progress with these in-depth functional medicine tests, I will need your full name, home address, email address, phone number and date of birth (DOB) to register you as a patient with Genova Diagnostics or Regenerus Labs and have the test(s) sent to you where you can perform them in the comfort of your own home.
You can return the sample(s) via DHL mailing services, Royal Mail (if NOT biohazard - please read instructions) or in person.
For those in Europe and not UK, there is an additinal 25-50£ fee for mailing, which will be indicated in the documents sent to you alongsid your test kit(s).
G360 Stool Microbiome test
Metabolomix Test: oxidative stress and illness predisposition https://www.gdx.net/core/sample-reports/Metabolomix+Sample-Report.pdf
Note 1: this test should be performed between days 19 and 22 of your menstrual cycle, though if this does not apply i.e. amenorrhea, anovulation, perimenopause (irregular pattern) or menopause, the test can be done on any day.
Note 2: Th test requires limiting water intake so it is fundamental that you prepare yourself for this and ensure you are not dehydrated before the sample collections.
The Thyroid Advanced Profile analyses serum levels of TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Total T4, Total T3, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO), Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGA), Reverse T3 (rT3), T3 Uptake and TSH Receptor Antibodies (TRAb). The addition of TRAB to the Thyroid Complete Profile offers the practitioner a way of distinguishing between Graves Disease and Hashimoto's.
Toxicity - Environmental Pollutants
The GPL-TOX screens for 172 different environmental pollutants using 18 different metabolites from a single urine sample including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid, insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile and more. The profile also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation and nutritional deficiencies. The GPL-TOX uses advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS) which is necessary to detect lower levels of certain genetic, mitochondrial and toxic chemical markers that conventional spectrometry often miss. It pairs perfectly with other Great Plains Laboratory tests to assess for exposure to common environmental toxins. These include the Organic Acids Test (OAT) and the Glyphosate Test. Exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases.
Heavy metal toxicity:
CBC, basic thyroid panel for monitorization and vitamin levels.
DUTCH hormone test variations