Laboratory testing can prove critical for the creation of a functional medicine treatment plan. The right tests can reveal a wealth of information about your body function, general health, and the presence or absence of specific diseases or disorders that merit prompt attention. Dr. Jendra works with many labs to gain the clearest possible understanding of how she can optimize your well-being.
Laboratory Testing's Role in Functional Medicine
Dr. Jendra relies on science-based diagnostic procedures to get to the root of an illness or chronic disorder.
The results of your lab tests may determine what specific kinds of treatment you need. For example, low blood protein levels may indicate that you suffer from digestive dysfunction.
Types of Tests Performed
Dr. Jendra most commonly orders a complete blood chemistry panel measures kidney, liver, thyroid, and other organ functions, along with blood sugar, electrolyte, and micronutrient levels. Other types of laboratory tests may include:
• Food sensitivity tests
• Chemical and metal sensitivity tests
• Gut health tests (to check for leaky gut syndrome and other digestive problems)
• Adrenal tests (a useful measure of how stress affects your body)
• Hormone level tests
• DNA genetic tests (click for more information)
Once Dr. Jendra has analyzed the results of all these tests, you'll receive recommendations for a comprehensive, personalized treatment or preventative wellness plan.
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