What Kind of Testing do you Offer at Nutrition in Recovery?

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What Kind of Testing do you Offer at Nutrition in Recovery?

In our office, we do not draw blood. We can refer to you a local clinic for blood draw or to a testing center. We recommend Quest Diagnostics or LabCorp.

We recommend getting a physician referral for a complete metabolic panel (includes electrolytes, lipid panel, glucose, HgA1c, liver enzymes, among others) and bringing in the results for interpretation. In addition to a standard comprehensive chemistry panel, we recommend some additional tests:

  • Anemia panel (includes iron, ferritin, folate, and vitamin B12)
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

 

We can also refer you to a local clinic to get blood drawn if you would like to get a food sensitivity test. We offer the following tests (among many others, please inquire!) from Dunwoody Labs:

  • 588C Dietary Antigen Complete 588E & 588G Panel (Serum)

Dunwoody Labs offers food-specific assays that test the response of four distinct immune pathways in the body to 88 commonly eaten and reactive foods. Our complete profile includes both our IgE/IgG4 panel as well as the IgG/C3d panel. The IgE/IgG4 measures a patient’s potential immediate allergic responses and how well those responses are blocked by IgG4. The IgG/C3d panel tests for a patient’s potential delayed allergic response and inflammation resulting from dietary intake.

  • 588E Dietary Antigen-Specific IgE/IgG4 (Serum)

Our test measures a patient’s more immediate IgE reaction to 88 foods and the IgG4 response, which is an important blocking agent to IgE. Dunwoody Labs 588E test gives the clinician a better understanding as to how a patient’s body is responding to particular foods and how well the body is handling the allergen on its own.

  • 588G Dietary Antigen-Specific IgG with Complement (Serum)

Food sensitivities can cause unnecessary inflammation in the body, which is often the root cause of the symptoms of many conditions and diseases. By reducing inflammation, we can reduce symptoms and improve a patient’s overall health. Our 588G test looks at 88 commonly reactive foods and measures a patient’s IgG delayed immune reaction as well as the complement response, which causes inflammation.

We also recommend getting your microbiome tested through Ubiome. They will mail you a kit and this test can be taken at home. They can check your insurance to see if it is covered. We can help interpret the results for you.

Another informative test is genetic testing through 23andMe. This test can tell you what health conditions you may be at higher risk for. It also describes the breakdown of your heritage as well as several wellness indicators.

 

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