Functional testing gives us an idea of how the body is functioning at a molecular, tissue or organ level. They can be invaluable in identifying the underlying cause of your health issues e.g., biochemical, hormonal and gut flora imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and metabolic function. Coupled with your health history, lifestyle factors and examination findings; this unique information facilitates the development of personalized and targeted health plans for treatment and prevention of diseases.
At Integrative Health Clinic functional tests and other laboratory tests are selected carefully depending upon your particular problem. Most functional testing is done through private laboratories overseas or locally. They are self-funded and most of them are not covered by your medical insurance. These tests are generally not used by conventional medical system and most doctors may not be familiar with them. They can be expensive and cost as well as how the result will help in your case will be discussed fully before agreeing to order them.
The following are some tests offered at Integrative health Clinic in addition to local laboratory testing.
SIBO breath test
Gut microbiome test- like GI MAP