Lab Testing

Lab testing may be recommended to provide further assessment of your case. Testing may include a combination of both conventional and functional labs. The purpose of functional lab testing is to better determine the underlying cause(s) of illness, providing groundwork to create effective and lasting treatment options.

 

If you have any recent lab or imaging results, please bring a copy with to your initial office visit. Lab fees are variable, and are not included in the cost of patient visits. Please contact Wellness Minneapolis to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation if you have additional questions about labs offered. 

 

Conventional & Screening Labs
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel: Assesses kindey funciton, liver inflammation, electrolytes, and protien levels

  • Cholesterol panel: Includes total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides

  • Glucose & HbA1c: Assesses for blood-sugar abnormalities

  • Iron & ferritin levels: 

  • Thyroid panel: Comprehensive thyroid panels including TSH, fT3, fT4, and thyroid antibodies

  • Vitamin D: Screening test to assess for optimal levels of this crucial nutrient

Functional Labs & Specialty Testing
  • Adrenal stress testing: Adrenal stress tests provide a comprehensive 24 hour assessment of cortisol levels and adrenal function. This is crucial as adrenal stress and/or exhaustion can be at the root of numerous physical and mental health concerns.

 

  • Comprehensive stool analysis: This functional stool test will assess for chronic or underlying causes of disease, imbalances of microorganisms in your gut (dysbiosis), candida/yeast overgrowth, digestive ability, and more. This test is helpful for autoimmune conditions, chronic illness, and gastrointestinal conditions.

 

  • Hormone testing: Testing may be recommended either by blood or saliva samples, and includes an assessment of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. Imbalances in hormone levels may be realted to menopausal symptoms, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual irregularities, mood swings, fatigue, and decreased sex drive.

 

  • Food sensitivity testing (IgG Antibody): Discover what foods may be contributing to your chronic symptoms (inflammation, gas, bloating, coughing, skin rashes, wheezing and other symptoms).

 

  • Gluten intolerance/sensitivity, celiac profile: This blood test takes an in-depth look at how your immune system reacts to common proteins found in wheat, including gluten.

 

  • Micronutrient testing: This blood test assesses a variety of micronutrient levels, including B vitamins, minerals, fat soluble vitamins, antioxidants, and more. This test is helpful in identifying areas of deficiency contributing to various symptoms, and assists in tailoring dietary and supplemental needs of treatment.

 

  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth): SIBO is a condition in which there is an abnormal overgrowth of bacteria within the small intestine, which may cause increased fermentation, inflammation, or malabsorption. This breath test assess for 

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