Rhythm Plus Salivary Hormone Test Kit

Rhythm Plus Salivary Hormone Test Kit

In addition to analysis of hormones included in the Rhythm profile (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) over a 28 day period, this advanced profile includes the Adrenocortex Stress Profile and the Comprehensive Melatonin Profile to reveal how the sex hormones are influenced by cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin. This test would be indicated if adrenal stress and/or sleep are also possible Underlying Metabolic Imbalances and/or if more comprehensive testing is desired for menstruating women not currently taking supplemental hormones.

If you are menopausal or post-menopausal, a better testing option would be the Menopause Profile or the Menopause Plus Profile.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

CDSA 2.0 with Parasitology

CDSA 2.0 with Parasitology

The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0) is the most advanced non-invasive evaluation of specific gastrointestinal imbalances available. This test evaluates markers of digestion, absorption, gut immunology and inflammation, gut flora and parasites, and provides a comprehensive overview of the colonic environment. This profile is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases – including osteoporosis, diabetes/insulin resistance, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue – and provides a sensitivity panel for eliminating pathogenic flora. Click here if you’d like to learn more about the CDSA 2.0.

This test requires a stool sample and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) Testing

Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) Testing

We have found the Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA) by ELISA/ACT Technologies to be the most comprehensive and clinically relevant hypersensitivity test available today. It measures all hypersensitivity pathways with high precision and clinical significance.

The vast majority of people that have an issue losing weight (or body fat) have food sensitivities. These sensitivities can cause a myriad of symptoms including:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation
  • Acid reflux
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Joint pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

 

The LRA requires an in-clinic or in-home blood draw; once a food hypersensitivity is found, a customized dietary program is designed for you to allow you to eliminate the offending foods. This test is the most accurate food hypersensitivity test available and measures every non-IgE (anaphylactic) immune reaction to food, including reactive antibodies (IgA, IgM and IgG), immune complexes and T cell activation.

This testing method also helps distinguish between reactive and protective antibodies, which means it will only provide information on harmful reactions (as opposed to other testing methods that cannot distinguish between harmful and protective antibodies, such as IgG testing, ELISA, ALCAT and SAGE testing) making your diet less restrictive. In addition, LRA tests are more reliable and comprehensive than RAST (IgE), IgG, and IgG4 tests. To learn more about key differences in these testing methods, click here.

This test requires a blood draw. If you do not have a blood draw station near you, in-home blood draws can be arranged; please click here for more information.

There are several different panels you can choose from; each panel includes a different number of foods. Testing options can also be customized to include non-food items, including environmental chemicals, additives/preservatives, molds, toxic metals, food dyes/colors, medication and/or therapeutic herbs or foods. Click here for a complete list of all LRA Testing Options. The most popular food block is the Food Block 166, which is the test we recommend for most people. If you would like to run a different testing block, please contact us.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with a detailed report outlining recommendations to correct any imbalances present.

If a blood draw is not possible or desirable, the Bloodstick IgG4 Food Antibody Profile is the best choice to help determine possible food allergens.

Menopause Plus Salivary Hormone Test Kit

Menopause Plus Salivary Hormone Test Kit

Menopause Plus is a comprehensive, noninvasive salivary assay that examines all the hormones included in the Menopause Profile as well as cortisol, DHEA and melatonin. Results can be used to identify imbalances contributing to menopause symptoms as well as various systemic disorders – including anxiety and depression, fatigue, poor memory, loss of libido, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, blood sugar imbalances,  cardiovascular disease, headaches/migraines and obesity – as well as look at the effect stress and/or lack of sleep has on the sex hormones.

For the perimenopausal woman who has had at least one menstrual cycle within the last year, the Rhythm or Rhythm Plus profile may be a better option.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

Metabolic Profile Plus Fatty Acids

Metabolic Profile Plus Fatty Acids

In addition to the markers included in the Metabolic Profile, this profile also includes a comprehensive assessment of key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as trans fatty acids. This test is indicated if you are experiencing inflammation, if you take statin medications or fish oil supplements, have decreased immune function, would like an assessment of your overall omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acid levels or if more comprehensive testing is desired.

This test requires a single urine collection along with a blood stick that can be performed in the comfort of your own home. The results of this test will tell us your exact nutritional needs in the areas address, which can help us design a specific nutritional program to help you achieve your health goals.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.