Functional Lab Testing
Conventional lab testing and interpretation is brilliant at addressing disease states and acute conditions, but often fails to identify sub clinical health issues, or a 'general lack of wellness.' Identifying deviations from optimal health and sub clinical conditions, is imperative to prevent diseases processes from fully expressing. It's much more effective and far less expensive, to treat dysfunction early on before it manifests as a fully fledged disease down the track.
Functional Lab testing is non specific and looks at how systems of the body are functioning, and can provide unique insight into sub clinical health conditions. Our body is a highly complex and interconnected system, and as we depart from homeostasis and ideal health, there is no single cause, or single part of the body that is affected. Lab testing traditionally looks at optimal ranges, but what is optimal for one person, may not be for another, and a distinguishing part of integrative medicine is that the lab tests are heavily correlated with the patients symptoms, and lifestyle factors.
As your Functional Medicine practitioner, I will review your full health history, and if needed advise where lab testing may help us identify hidden stressors and opportunities for healing. All lab tests are paid directly to the lab, and there are no second party fees. The most common types of investigation we conduct includes looking at the following: