Finding out what truly underlies a condition is important.
A valuable component of this inquiry is diagnostic testing.
I can utilize and perform the same traditional tests available as well as more progressive tests outlined below:
The first 3 I recommend for all patients are:
*MTHFR & COMT Gene
*Vitamin & Mineral and Toxic Metal Levels
After our initial visit and treatment plan we may explore other tests that will be valuable to your healing process and treatment focus.
BLOOD TYPE TESTING-$35
Knowing your blood type is a key component of your Whole Peron Approach to Healing. Many people do not know what their blood type is, too no fault of their own. Many doctors simply do not gather this information nor do the have a record of it for their patients. Your blood type can be determined with a simple, painless in office test with an immediate result. This information helps to determine the best diet and foods for you to be eating, what you can do to enhance your health and prevent diseases conditions you may be prone to.
This is done in the office in less than 5 minutes.
If you already know your blood type-begin the journey here:
Blood Type O-About O Type O Superfoods
Blood Type A-About A Type A Superfoods
Blood Type B-About B Type B-Superfoods
Blood Type AB- About AB Type AB Superfoods
Another aspect of blood type is to know your secretor status. That is-do you secrete your blood type in body fluids or not. This can be useful to know especially if you experience allergies. Understanding Secretor Status
For more information watch this informative short video introducing the concepts of Dr. D’Adamo’s lifelong work here: http://www.battleforhealth.com/Battle_for_Health/Blood_Type_Diet.htm
This can be done with a simple saliva Test that can be done at home for both MTHFR and COMT for $78
Another comprehensive genetic profile I recommend is the 23 and me test it is $199.
What is MTHFR – (Methylene-tetra-hydro-folate-reductase) is an enzyme found in the cells of our body. It is needed to metabolize (break down) homocysteine, an amino acid found in the proteins you eat.
Sometimes a persons MTHFR has a genetic defect. These defects are fairly common and its estimated by some studies that up to 60% of the population have one MTHFR mutation or another. Another genetic defect is the COMT gene-Symptoms of COMT gene COMT Gene Symptoms–
Symptoms of MTHFR deficiency are below-
1. Environmental poisoning can increase when not enough Glutathione is present to detox the body. Glutathione is responsible for detoxifying the body of heavy metals, toxins, and BPAs, etc. that we encounter in the environment. Glutathione is our body’s most powerful antioxidant and is needed for liver detoxification. When a body gets too burdened by heavy metals and toxins, from vaccines to breast implants, household chemicals to GMO foods and pesticides a lot of unexpected health problems emerge as the liver becomes overburdened. Some symptoms of this can be: Nausea, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Liver and Kidney dysfunction, Hypertension, Tachycardia, Pulmonary fibrosis, Asthma, Auto-immune problems, Hair loss, Rashes, thyroid issues and much more.
2.Central Nervous System disorders – some of these come from not having enough SAMe. SAMe is responsible for creating Serotonin & neurotransmitters responsible for mood, motivation, and to some degree energy levels. If these neurotransmitters are low, then Depression is often the result, but even aggression and alcoholism are symptoms sometimes found in men. Pregnant women may encounter extreme Post-partum depression. In addition, things like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Migraines, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Memory loss with Alzheimer’s and Dementia as well as other psychiatric problems can be tied to this issue (OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and more).
3. Cardiovascular problems often occur when Homocysteine levels in the body are too high. Heart attack, Stroke, Blood clots, Peripheral neuropathy, Anemia even Miscarriages, and Congenital birth defects can be related to this issue among other symptoms.
HAIR ANALYSIS-$140/$125 Children
This test is so valuable and I recommend this for all of my patients. Providing a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about:
*What Supplements are needed
*Metabolic Rate and digestion
*Sugar and carbohydrate tolerance
*Stage of stress-Alarm, Resistance or Exhaustion
*Immune system function
*Adrenal and Thyroid glandular activity
*Mineral deficiencies of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Chromium,Boron, Selenium
*Toxic metal levels such as Lead, Mercury, Aluminum Cadmium, Arsenic
This is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate. If hair is dyed or treated body hair may be used. A hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals.
Adult Hair Analysis $140 Child Hair Analysis $125
VITAMIN D, C, VITAMIN B, AMINO ACIDS, CORTISOL, TESTOSTERONE & MINERAL LEVELS-$199
Do you have adequate levels of basic life supporting vitamins? This simple test done at home detects levels of basic vitamins, hormones and minerals. This requires a spot of blood on 9 spots on the test kit. Ideal to do before taking multivitamin supplements for greater accuracy. Shipping and handling may apply.
D.U.T.C.H Test TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE HORMONE PROFILE-$375
Dried Urine is an excellent means of getting information on hormone levels and metabolites of hormones. This is ideal for menstruating women, women struggling with fertility issues, miscarraige, women in menopause or peri-menopause. With this information we can be more specific when prescribing a natural hormone supplementation program.
The test covers:
*DHEA, Pregnalone, Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone and Melatonin
*Cortisol and Adrenal Stress-The test measures Varying Daily Fluctuations-Morning-Mid-day and evening
For more information visit here: DUTCH Testing Overview
NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING-Prices vary from $175-and up.
Find out what specific neurotransmitter imbalances are contributing to mood or behavior disorders, addictions, low energy, anxiety and depression. Specific combinations of nutritional support can then be implemented. Testing done thru: NeuroScience Labs
CELLULAR FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING-Cell Science Fee Schedule
What foods are triggering you skin, immune and other issues? If following the blood type recommendations are not giving you relief, gain clarity on the foods that are triggering inflammation at a cellular level. For a list of foods and substances that can be tested visit: Cell Science ALCAT Choices
This test requires a blood draw is done via a mobile service for $40-$50. Each test will incur a $75 processing fee by our office for non established patients and $25 for established patients. Email us to order a test and we will invoice you directly. Shipping and handling may apply.
MRI, CT SCAN, X RAYS, ULTRASOUND-Affordable & Discounts for Self Pay
Thanks to the dedication of Rose Radiology, patients can have access to affordable X Rays, MRI, CT scans thru me as well. They offer payment plans and a sizable discount for self-paying patients. If you need an MRI with out a lot of drama, this is your answer. They have 2 locations-north and south Sarasota.
For a general overview of Pricing view here: Lab Testing General Pricing and Information
TRADITIONAL LAB TESTING-Prices Vary
Professional Co-Op Services is the provider of choice for my patients as they provide a low cost alternative for people who need access to lab testing at an affordable price. How many people have been sent for lab work only to be told-everything is “fine” when you feel still it is not or to have your doctor simply fail to even tell you anything about it. After we receive your tests or decide what tests to perform- I read the results and help you to understand what they have revealed and what your it means for your health. If you would like to bring in labs and reports you have already had performed-I will do my best to interpret them for you so you can get a better understanding of your health. For a complete explanation of tests you may want to refer to the site LabTestsOnline.Org This is a non-profit, maintained by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and other professional groups. For more info on lab testing services: www.professionalco-op.com