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    Fecal Calprotectin

    $138.00

    Sample: Stool

    Calprotectin is a protein released by a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil. When there is inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, neutrophils move to the area and release calprotectin, resulting in an increased level in the stool. This test measures the level of calprotectin in stool as a way to detect inflammation in the intestines.

    Intestinal inflammation is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and with some bacterial GI infections, but it is not associated with many other disorders that affect bowel function and cause similar symptoms. Calprotectin can be used to help distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions.

    IBD is a group of chronic disorders characterized by inflamed and damaged tissues in the lining of the intestinal tract. The cause of IBD is not known, but these diseases are thought to be due to an autoimmune process that has been triggered by a genetic predisposition, a viral illness, and/or an environmental factor. The most common inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).

    People with IBD typically have flare-ups of active disease that alternate with periods of remission. During a flare-up, a person may experience frequent bouts of watery and/or bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and fever. Between these flare-ups, symptoms frequently subside. Many people may go through extended periods of remission between flare-ups. Calprotectin testing can be useful in monitoring disease activity. The test is not specific or diagnostic for IBD, but it may be done to detect and evaluate the degree of inflammation.

    Female Hormone Profile

    $350.00

    The DiagnosTechs Female Hormone Panels are easy to collect saliva tests to evaluate the various hormones that play a role in female reproductive function. These hormones fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle; therefore, testing on only one day of the month may not give a complete portrayal of the dynamic balance of your hormones. With the Female Hormone Panels, 11 separate samples are taken throughout the entire monthly cycle in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what may be contributing to your symptoms. Your hormone levels are measured from your saliva, which can be collected easily and painlessly at your convenience.

    Noninvasive testing information

    Eleven saliva samples are used to assess:

    • Estradiol – Produced by the ovaries, this is the most active form of estrogen prior to menopause. Proper levels are necessary for healthy menstrual cycles and fertility.
    • Progesterone – As the word indicates, progesterone is “pro-gestational”. This hormone prepares the endometrium (internal uterine lining) for implantation of the fertilized ovum. Abnormal levels can play a significant role in infertility and recurrent miscarriage.
    • DHEA – A hormone produced by the adrenal glands, DHEA is a precursor to estradiol and testosterone. Too much or too little DHEA can lead to abnormal levels of both estradiol and testosterone.
    • Testosterone – Often considered a male hormone, testosterone plays an important role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, metabolism, energy, and libido. Elevated levels are associated with symptoms such as acne and facial hair growth, and may indicate PCOS.

    The Female Hormone Panels screen for:

    • Hormone imbalances that may contribute to PMS and migraines
    • Factors contributing to infertility such as luteal phase deficit, anovulation, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
    • Inadvertent or excessive hormone exposures that may cause irregular menses
    • Underlying hormone abnormalities associated with painful or heavy menses
    • Early indicators of perimenopause

    Regular GI Health Panel

    $525.00

    The GI-1 panel screens for:

    • Bacteria – to look for infectious organisms and to help evaluate the balance of “good and bad” bacteria in the gut
    • Yeast – to identify overgrowth of yeast (including Candida) that may be associated with GI symptoms
    • Parasites – including microscopic evaluation, antigen testing, and immune markers of exposure
    • Antibodies to gluten – to evaluate potential benefit of a gluten-free diet
    • Digestive function markers – including digestive enzyme chymotrypsin and stool pH
    • Markers of intestinal inflammation and mucosal immune function – including total intestinalIgA
    • Fecal occult blood – to screen for GI bleeding

    This test is useful for

    You may benefit from a GI Health Panel if you:

    • Frequently travel
    • Frequently eat outside the home
    • Are exposed to feces (e.g., cat litter box)
    • Work in a hospital or other healthcare setting
    • Go hiking or camping
    • Work with young children or have a child in daycare
    • Have frequent or broad-spectrum antibiotic use

     

    Toxic Metals and Elements Panel; Combo urine and saliva

    $369.00

    Sample : Urine or Saliva

    Timed or Spot collection

    The DiagnosTechs Toxic Metals and Elements Panels (TME) use accurate, noninvasive salivary and urinary testing to measure 36 different metals and elements to assess potentially harmful levels of toxic metals and other elements that can accumulate in your body over time. While the human body needs small amounts of certain elements, elevated levels of specific metals and elements can reach toxic levels. Lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium can be toxic at any level.  Dangerous levels of these metals and elements can accumulate in the body from environmental and ordinary household sources as diverse as steel manufacturing, house painting, in the lining of canned goods, pesticides, soil contamination, and silver amalgam dental fillings.

    Why is it important to test levels of potentially toxic metals and other elements?

    • Metals can enter the body through the skin, by inhalation or ingestion.
    • Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time.
    • Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. For example, young children can be more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure than their adult counterparts.
    • If you experience health symptoms due to toxicity, you can work with your doctor to create a treatment plan to help eliminate toxins and improve your quality of life.
    • Modifications to environment and lifestyle can remove exposures that may be contributing to the overall toxic body burden.

    Our Toxic Metals and Elements Panels can be helpful for you if you are experiencing the following unexplained signs and symptoms:

    • Joint and musculoskeletal pain • Chronic fatigue • Metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes) and difficulty losing weight • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (hallmark symptoms with most cases of acute metal exposure) • Anemia (a classic sign of chronic metal exposure) • Cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease and “brain fog” • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease • Heart abnormalities such as cardiomyopathy or abnormal heart beat (dysrhythmia) • Nervous system symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and weakness) • Skin disorders such as eczema and/or psoriasis • Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis • Hypertension • Renal disease • Liver disease

    Toxic Metals and Elements Panel; Salivary Metals and Elements

    $259.00

    Sample : Urine or Saliva

    Timed or Spot collection

    The DiagnosTechs Toxic Metals and Elements Panels (TME) use accurate, noninvasive salivary and urinary testing to measure 36 different metals and elements to assess potentially harmful levels of toxic metals and other elements that can accumulate in your body over time. While the human body needs small amounts of certain elements, elevated levels of specific metals and elements can reach toxic levels. Lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium can be toxic at any level.  Dangerous levels of these metals and elements can accumulate in the body from environmental and ordinary household sources as diverse as steel manufacturing, house painting, in the lining of canned goods, pesticides, soil contamination, and silver amalgam dental fillings.

    Why is it important to test levels of potentially toxic metals and other elements?

    • Metals can enter the body through the skin, by inhalation or ingestion.
    • Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time.
    • Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. For example, young children can be more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure than their adult counterparts.
    • If you experience health symptoms due to toxicity, you can work with your doctor to create a treatment plan to help eliminate toxins and improve your quality of life.
    • Modifications to environment and lifestyle can remove exposures that may be contributing to the overall toxic body burden.

    Our Toxic Metals and Elements Panels can be helpful for you if you are experiencing the following unexplained signs and symptoms:

    • Joint and musculoskeletal pain • Chronic fatigue • Metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes) and difficulty losing weight • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (hallmark symptoms with most cases of acute metal exposure) • Anemia (a classic sign of chronic metal exposure) • Cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease and “brain fog” • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease • Heart abnormalities such as cardiomyopathy or abnormal heart beat (dysrhythmia) • Nervous system symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and weakness) • Skin disorders such as eczema and/or psoriasis • Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis • Hypertension • Renal disease • Liver disease

    Toxic Metals and Elements Panel; Urinary Metals and Elements

    $219.00

    Sample : Urine or Saliva

    Timed or Spot collection

    The DiagnosTechs Toxic Metals and Elements Panels (TME) use accurate, noninvasive salivary and urinary testing to measure 36 different metals and elements to assess potentially harmful levels of toxic metals and other elements that can accumulate in your body over time. While the human body needs small amounts of certain elements, elevated levels of specific metals and elements can reach toxic levels. Lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium can be toxic at any level.  Dangerous levels of these metals and elements can accumulate in the body from environmental and ordinary household sources as diverse as steel manufacturing, house painting, in the lining of canned goods, pesticides, soil contamination, and silver amalgam dental fillings.

    Why is it important to test levels of potentially toxic metals and other elements?

    • Metals can enter the body through the skin, by inhalation or ingestion.
    • Toxicity can result from sudden, severe exposure, or from chronic exposure over time.
    • Symptoms can vary depending on the metal involved, the amount absorbed, and the age of the person exposed. For example, young children can be more susceptible to the effects of lead exposure than their adult counterparts.
    • If you experience health symptoms due to toxicity, you can work with your doctor to create a treatment plan to help eliminate toxins and improve your quality of life.
    • Modifications to environment and lifestyle can remove exposures that may be contributing to the overall toxic body burden.

    Our Toxic Metals and Elements Panels can be helpful for you if you are experiencing the following unexplained signs and symptoms:

    • Joint and musculoskeletal pain • Chronic fatigue • Metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes) and difficulty losing weight • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (hallmark symptoms with most cases of acute metal exposure) • Anemia (a classic sign of chronic metal exposure) • Cognitive dysfunction such as memory loss, Parkinson’s Disease and “brain fog” • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease • Heart abnormalities such as cardiomyopathy or abnormal heart beat (dysrhythmia) • Nervous system symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling of hands and feet, and weakness) • Skin disorders such as eczema and/or psoriasis • Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis • Hypertension • Renal disease • Liver disease