Functional Lab Testing

What is functional lab testing?

Functional lab testing helps evaluate how well your body is (or isn’t) functioning on a spectrum of health rather than just diagnosing a disease — many people without any a disease that is diagnosable still don’t feel well. Functional medicine testing gives us deeper insight into the root cause(s) of your health challenges so we can help you feel your best even if you have or before you develop a chronic disease.

Common lab tests ordered include:

To screen for or monitor specific conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune diseases, gluten sensitivity, IgG/IgE food and environmental sensitivities, vitamin/nutrient deficiencies, chronic infections, heavy metals and stealth-infections.
What is the GI-MAP™ stool test and how can it help?
The GI-MAP test is one of the most comprehensive stool tests on the market. It allows
me to see what is happening inside your gastrointestinal system.
The test focuses on specific microbes that tend to disturb the normal balance of your
microbiome which can cause digestive problems as well as other chronic health conditions.
Who should consider doing a GI-MAP™ stool test?

The test is ideal for those suffering from digestive complaints such as constipation,
diarrhoea, bloating, reflux, stomach pain, irritable bowel, and inflammatory bowel conditions.
This test is also valuable for those suffering hormonal imbalances as the test measures
Beta glucuronidase which can affect the detoxification of estrogen, leading to estrogen
dominant conditions.

The GI-Map test also aims to get an extensive collection of microbial targets and digestive
and immune markers, making it a huge help for those who have or are suspecting that they
have autoimmune disorders and chronic ailments.

If you’re experiencing anxiety or depression this can be strongly influenced by your gut
bacteria, research suggests the gut has a strong influence on brain health.
As this is a simple stool test, it can be done at any age, from children to the elderly.

The benefits of the GI-MAP™
The GI-Map screens the body for commensal and pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi,
opportunistic pathogens and viruses all which can have a negative impact on your health
if imbalanced.

The GI-Map also tests for leaky gut, pancreatic function, gut immune response and gut mediated inflammation providing your healthcare practitioner a clear view of what is happening in your gastrointestinal tract enabling them to formulate an individual and effective treatment for your needs.

Metabolomics, also called comprehensive metabolic profiling, evaluates patterns of metabolites related to core biological systems, offering insight into biochemical dysfunctions that may be of concern.

Organic acids and other small molecules are intermediate compounds that can define the efficient flow of pathways and substrates such as amino acids to reveal the level of inputs, which together establish the functional status of key areas of health.

Metabolites are impacted by many factors and can change in response to diet, nutrient status, toxin exposures, exercise, physiologic demands, genetics, gut microbiome alterations, or disease stage.

Metabolic analysis can help clinicians evaluate the function of key pathways to better target support.

OMX Provides Insight Into the Following Areas of Health:

  • Metabolic and macronutrient processing
  • Nutritional and vitamin status
  • Level and flow of amino acid
  • Detoxification
  • Mood issues
  • Gut concerns
  • Overall well-being
For small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Via saliva, serum and/or urine to assess adrenal and hormone levels including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and DHEA.
For methylation anomalies, detox capabilities and more.