Functional medicine testing plays a critical role in personalized health and wellness, providing a comprehensive approach to identifying the root causes of illness and disease.
SeeBeyond Medicine is dedicated to integrative health and wellness, offering a range of diagnostic testing services that help patients achieve optimal health and wellness.
Understanding Functional Medicine Testing
The Difference Between Functional Medicine and Conventional Medicine
Functional medicine differs from conventional medicine in its approach to diagnosis and treatment. Rather than just treating symptoms, functional medicine seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of illness and disease.
This approach often involves a more personalized approach to testing and treatment, as well as a focus on lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
The Importance of Diagnostic Tests and Biomarkers in Functional Medicine
Diagnostic tests and biomarkers play a crucial role in functional medicine testing, helping practitioners identify the root causes of illness and disease.
These tests can include blood work, genetic testing, and other diagnostic tools, which can help practitioners identify nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and other underlying factors that can contribute to illness and disease.
By identifying these underlying factors, practitioners can develop personalized treatment plans that address each patient’s unique health needs.
Key Components of Functional Medicine Testing
Functional medicine testing is a comprehensive approach to health and wellness that utilizes a wide range of diagnostic tools to identify and address the root causes of chronic disease.
At SeeBeyond Medicine, we believe that functional medicine testing is the key to achieving optimal health and wellbeing.
In this section, we will explore the key components of functional medicine testing and their importance in personalized medicine.
Gut health and its impact on overall health
The gut is often referred to as the “second brain” due to its role in regulating numerous bodily functions. Gut health is essential to overall health and wellbeing, and imbalances in gut bacteria can lead to a range of health problems.
Functional medicine testing can identify imbalances in gut bacteria and provide targeted interventions to restore balance and promote optimal health.
Nutritional deficiencies and the role of functional lab tests
Nutritional deficiencies can have a significant impact on overall health and wellbeing. Functional lab tests can identify deficiencies in key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
With this information, healthcare professionals can develop personalized interventions to address these deficiencies and optimize overall health.
Hormone imbalances and their detection through hormone testing
Hormones play a critical role in regulating numerous bodily functions. Imbalances in hormones can lead to a range of health problems, including fatigue, weight gain, and mood disorders.
Hormone testing can identify imbalances in key hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Healthcare professionals can then develop targeted interventions to restore hormone balance and promote optimal health.
Genetic testing and its benefits in personalized medicine
Genetic testing is a powerful tool that can provide valuable information about an individual’s risk for certain health conditions.
By identifying genetic predispositions, healthcare professionals can develop personalized interventions to prevent or manage these conditions.
Genetic testing can also provide insights into an individual’s response to certain medications, allowing for more targeted treatment approaches.
Inflammation markers, oxidative stress, and their significance in chronic disease
Inflammation and oxidative stress are key contributors to the development of chronic disease. Functional medicine testing can identify markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, allowing for targeted interventions to reduce these risk factors and promote optimal health.
Metabolic pathways and their relevance in functional blood chemistry analysis
Metabolic pathways play a critical role in the body’s ability to produce energy and maintain optimal health. Functional blood chemistry analysis can identify imbalances in key metabolic pathways, allowing for targeted interventions to restore balance and promote optimal health.
Discover the Comprehensive Test Services Offered by SeeBeyond Medicine: A Seamless and Empowering Experience for Patients
At SeeBeyond Medicine, our dedicated team of doctors ensures a smooth testing process tailored to your unique health needs. From ordering the tests to completing them at our office, we strive to make the experience as seamless as possible for our patients.
Once our doctors order the appropriate tests, you, as the patient, will undergo the testing process under our professional guidance. Afterward, the samples are sent to specialized labs for processing and analysis.
This collaboration between SeeBeyond Medicine and the labs guarantees accurate results that help our doctors create personalized treatment plans for your optimal health and well-being.
- The Functional Medicine Blood Panel tests all aspects of your health: from cholesterol and blood sugar, to vitamins and minerals, hormones and heavy metals in your system. It provides a snapshot of what’s going on inside your body right now. By identifying potential deficiencies or excesses, the test results can pinpoint imbalances that may be causing your symptoms and health issues. The Panel can also reveal early warning signs of future problems, so we can make changes to prevent disease before it takes hold. Whether you’re 20 or 80, this thorough blood work is for anyone who wants a clear picture of their current health status and a roadmap for optimal wellbeing.
- H-Pylori Test: The H. pylori breath test is a safe and easy way to detect H. pylori bacteria, diagnose the infection, and determine the effectiveness of the treatment. The test measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the exhaled breath before and after consuming a urea-containing solution. If the level of CO2 in the second breath sample is higher than normal, it indicates the presence of an H. pylori infection, making it the most commonly used noninvasive diagnostic test for H. pylori
- Pharmacogenomics PGx: Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. A PGx test analyzes a person’s DNA to determine how their body may respond to certain medications.
- DYD (Defy your DNA Panel): DYD (Defy Your DNA) panel is a medical test that examines a person’s DNA to identify genetic variants that may increase their risk of developing certain diseases. The test analyzes a panel of genes associated with various health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
- Inherited Cancer Screen: An inherited cancer screen is a genetic test that looks for inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
- Cardiovascular Genetic Panel: A cardiovascular genetic panel is a genetic test that looks for inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- Galleri Cancer Presence Test: The Galleri test is a multi cancer early detection blood test used to identify more than 50 cancer types in asymptomatic adults 50 years or older.
- Reveal Tumor Profile: It identifies specific biomarker mutations in cancer cells and to match targeted therapies to any found mutations. Tumor profiling is a detailed and sensitive laboratory analysis of cancer cells that can help guide and identify the most effective treatment plan
- Stage 2, 3 Cancer, Post Treatment: The purpose of post-treatment for stage 2 and 3 cancer is to monitor the patient for any signs of recurrence and to provide any necessary adjuvant therapy to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back. Adjuvant therapy is often used after primary treatments, such as surgery, to lessen the chance of cancer coming back.
- 360 CDx Tumor Profile Stage 3, 4 Cancer: Identifies genetic changes in DNA shed by tumors using a blood sample. The test is a comprehensive liquid biopsy for all advanced solid tumors and is the first FDA-approved liquid biopsy.
- Telomere: A telomere test measures the length of telomeres, which are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes. Telomere length is associated with aging and certain diseases.
- Food Sensitivity – 88 panel: A food sensitivity panel tests for reactions to 88 common food allergens.
- Food Sensitivity – 250 panel: A food sensitivity panel tests for reactions to 250 common food allergens.
- GI Effects with CDSA parasitology: The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile with CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) and Parasitology is a stool test that evaluates digestive function and gut microbiome health.
- Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine Test (SIBO): A SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) test measures the levels of hydrogen and methane in the breath to determine if there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.
- ION Profile: The Ion panel (Individual Optimal Nutrition by Genova Labs) is a comprehensive look at over 125 key nutrient biomarkers and ratios through a blood draw and urine sample. This test can identify deficiencies and imbalances that may contribute to the root cause of chronic underlying conditions.
- NeuroTransmitter: A neurotransmitter test measures the levels of neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that transmit signals between nerve cells.
- DUTCH Complete™: The DUTCH Complete™ test is a comprehensive hormone test that measures hormones and hormone metabolites using dried urine samples.
- Heavy Metal Toxins: A heavy metal toxins test measures the levels of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic in the body to assess exposure to these toxins.
- NARES & Fungal (Nasal) Mold Culture: A NARES (Nasal Allergic Rhinitis Evaluation Study) test is used to diagnose allergic rhinitis by measuring the levels of eosinophils in nasal secretions. A fungal (nasal) mold culture is a test that involves taking a sample of nasal secretions to check for the presence of fungi.
- Mycotoxin: A mycotoxin test measures the levels of mycotoxins, which are toxic substances produced by certain types of fungi, in the body.
- Lyme (Panel A): A Lyme disease panel is a series of blood tests used to diagnose Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.
- UTI Urine Test MicroGen Dx: A UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) urine test is used to diagnose a UTI by checking for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells in a urine sample. MicroGen Dx is a laboratory that offers advanced DNA testing for UTIs.
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