Functional Medicine Lab Testing

“Test don’t guess” is a mantra of functional medicine, and when we say test, we mean it. Have you ever gone to a typical lab site to figure out your symptoms only to have your results return as “normal?”

The practitioners at Tennant Institute go above and beyond to order specialty testing that uncovers root causes of symptoms. If the first round of tests come back inconclusive, we will try other tests and look for the smallest divergences to find what’s causing you discomfort. 

 

We test for:

  • Gastro-Intestinal abnormalities,

  • Immune system deficiencies,

  • Nutritional Assessment,

  • Hormone and endocrine function,

  • Neurotransmitter evaluation and imbalance,  

  • Genomics Testing

  • Environmental Toxic Exposure

ORGANICS ACID & ION TEST

This simple test will tell your health team whether you have any vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Organic acids collect in your body when cells don't function properly. What causes this poor function? A lack of nutrients. Thankfully, this test is conducted easily through a urine sample.

GENOMICS

We will want to conduct genetic testing to see if your genes predispose you to any underlying health conditions. A family health history is useful, but genes will give your health team an even deeper look into your body's innerworkings.

Genetic tests can help to diagnose disease, identify gene changes that are responsible for an already diagnosed disease, and determine the severity of a disease.

GI Effects

The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. This stool analysis utilizes biomarkers such as Calprotectin to differentiate between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition, the GI Effects test can be used to evaluate patients with a clinical history that suggests a gastrointestinal infection or dysbiosis.

 

Strategene is another fantastic tool to use to unlock the genetic code and be able to use that information in order to boost your health and avoid illness.

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