One size does not fit all in health care. Unfortunately, many physicians are not well trained in the many different types of lab tests available. Adding to the complexity, many lab tests are not accurate. I have seen inaccurate results with thyroid tests, scans, food allergy testing, Lyme disease testing, celiac testing, hormone tests, etc. A study done at Mount Saini hospital showed that “testing disparities occurred despite rigorous laboratory certification and proficiency standards designed to ensure consistency," (www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160328194703.htm). Therefore, it is important to use quality labs with good quality control and to correlate the test results with the patient histories. I do not believe that every patient should have the same lab tests. Every individual is unique, so why waste money on unnecessary testing that does not correlate with a health issue. The same disease in different patients can also have different origins.
When looking at lab testing, not only do I look for excellent quality control, but also the best price. I offer the same labs as a medical doctor does but also offer the following lab tests that many doctors frequently do not offer, such as:
- SIBO testing
- Adrenal Fatigue cortisol testing
- Lyme disease
- Mold testing
- Celiac DNA testing (You do not have to be eating gluten for this test to be positive.)
- Food allergy testing that is 97% accurate
- Urinary hormone & salvia & blood testing (Urinary hormone testing is much more precise than blood or salvia.)
- Complete thyroid testing = TSH, Free T3, Free T4, and antibodies
- Methylation testing MTHRF
- Micronutrient testing includes minerals and vitamins
- Amino acid testing
- Heavy metal testing
- Extensive cardiovascular testing
Debprah Wiancek, N.D.