Lab Testing Services
Truly Personalized Medicine
The profiling services listed below offer you a focused way of quickly assessing your current state of health. A comprehensive functional blood chemistry panel of more than 50 blood markers is used to provide a complete biochemical assessment. Dr. Caversan,ND will thoroughly review the date, evaluate each system of your body and identify what he sees in terms of health concerns before they turn into disease. These tests can provide early identification of disease risk factors along with free radical stress, adrenal patterns, bowel toxicity, vitamin deficiencies, early aging and more.
Testing options include:
Urine/Hair Toxic Mineral Analysis and Essential Element Status
An invaluable tool for the assessment of toxic metal retention in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function. They adversely affect virtually every organ system and disrupt the balance of nutrients.
Evaluates the genetic factors associated with an increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity, particularly when the individual is exposed to environmental toxins. It also identifies individuals potentially susceptible to adverse drug reactions.
Comprehensive Stool Analysis
Gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Symptoms associated with GI disorders include persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and mal-absorption. A Comprehensive Stool Analysis with Parasitology may be used to assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of pathogens, and to monitor the efficacy of treatments for GI disorders.
IgE/IgG Food Allergy Testing
Two of the antibodies involved in allergic reactions are immunoglobulin E (IgE) and immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgE production occurs directly after the ingestion or inhalation of an allergen and is referred to as a Type I immediate hypersensitivity reaction. IgG antibodies are produced for several hours or days after exposure to an allergen and are called Type III delayed hypersensitivity reactions.
IgG-Ag complexes may result in the following health concerns:
- Vascular deposition: headaches, vasculitis or hypertension;
- Respiratory tissue deposition: alveolitis, asthma and recurrent infections;
- Skin deposition: dermatologic conditions;
- Joint deposition: joint pain;
- Rhinitis (stuffy nose) and angioedema (swelling) may occur as a result of histamine release by immune complexes.
IgE Immediate Onset Allergies
Triggers the release of histamine and the production of other inflammatory mediators, resulting in an early reaction that appears within minutes of exposure to an allergen/antigen. The release of inflammatory mediators like histamine can cause the following reactions:
- Dilation of blood vessels leading to redness and swelling;
- Increased capillary permeability;
- Constriction of airways;
- Stimulation of mucous secretion leading to airway congestion;
- Stimulation of nerve endings leading to pain and itching on skin surface.
Adrenal Stress Index
Stress is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. This simple non-invasive test utilizes four saliva samples collected at specified time periods throughout the day. Because the adrenal gland does not secrete its steroid hormones at constant levels, the Adrenal Stress Index provides the clinician with a comprehensive assessment of adrenal function over the course of time.
Female Hormone Panel™
Eleven saliva samples will be collected at specified times throughout the menstrual cycle to determine hormonal levels and ovarian function. The Female Hormone Panel™ includes Estradiol, Progesterone, Follicle Stimulating and Luteinizing Hormones responsible for ovulation. Cycle averages of Testosterone and DHEA are also measured.
Male Hormone Panel™
Male hormone functionality affects vigor, vitality and virility. Using a non-invasive saliva collection, the Male Hormone Panel™ evaluates Androstenedione, Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone, Estrone, Progesterone, DHEA/DHEA-S, and the Follicle Stimulating and Luteinizing Hormones necessary for the production of Testosterone.
If you are interested in a specific test and follow-up appointment to discuss the results (either in person or by phone consultation), please contact the office directly at 416.922.7800 or email your request.