Functional diagnostic testing is a powerful tool that allows us to identify specific areas of imbalance, dysfunction and deficiency to target interventions most effectively to allow for the greatest treatment outcomes.
MRT – Mediator Release Test
Identifies immune system mediator release in response to 170 foods and food-chemicals. Mediators are chemicals produced by the body in reaction to certain foods or food-chemicals that it recognizes as unwelcome invaders. Once mediators are released inside the body, they cause inflammation and unpleasant symptoms that make you feel sick. This release and subsequent “food sensitivities” symptoms contribute to many common and chronic health conditions, especially those that have not been effectively treated, despite multiple doctor visits, medications, and interventions. Some of these conditions include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Migraines or chronic headaches
- Crohn’s Disease or Colitis
- Chronic diarrhea
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- GERD, reflux
- Chronic pain
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic fatigue
- Autism spectrum disorders
GI MAP Testing
The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology.
The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function.
Vibrant America – Micronutrients Test
Comprehensive extracellular and intracellular assessment of the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids. Provides understanding of short-term and long term nutritional status and requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.