The liver is responsible for detoxifying our bodies in several different ways, and due to the increase in environmental toxins, as well as the impact of stresses such as emotional, dietary, and digestive disorders, this versatile organ is often functioning well below optimal levels. In Chinese Medicine the Liver is responsible for hormone balance, cleansing and storing the blood, directing the smooth flow of blood and energy in the body, and managing the overall effects of stress in the body. A reduction in liver function means an increase in body toxicity, a reduction in digestive function, and often times results in the disruption of the hormone balance in the reproductive and/or adrenal systems. The Functional Lab tests will give insight into the state of health in the liver, and identify the key elements that require detoxification or support to restore optimal liver function.
The Organix Comprehensive Organic Acids Profile: Urine
The Organix® Comprehensive Profile is a nutritional test providing insights into organic acids and a view into the body's cellular metabolic processes. Additionally, children’s reference ranges are designed to provide more accurate pediatric nutritional evaluations. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximize patient responses and lead to improved patient outcomes.
Mercury Speciation Testing: Blood, Hair, Urine
Mercury Tri-Test is the only clinical test that utilizes mercury speciation analysis, a patented advanced technology that separates methyl mercury (MeHg) from inorganic mercury (HgII) and measures each directly. This technique provides unprecedented information for the healthcare practitioner, allowing them to assess the patient’s exposure sources, body burden and ability to excrete each form of mercury. This detailed information helps build an informed picture and allows the clinician to plan a rational approach to successful detoxification strategy for the patient.
Blood Metals Analysis:
This whole blood elemental metals analysis uses state-of-the-art inductively coupled plasma/mass spectroscopy. The test measures levels for 19 metals, including beneficial nutrient metals and potentially toxic metals. Find out if your levels of the “bad guys” are within acceptable parameters and whether or not your levels need to be supplemented with the “good guys.” Imbalanced mineral pairs, especially copper to zinc ratios, can often present clinically as heavy metal toxicity. Excess copper is also synergistically toxic with heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead.
Nutrient Elements: Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Lithium, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Zinc
Potentially Toxic Elements: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Mercury, Silver, Strontium, Titanium