BIOCHEMICAL LAB TESTS

Biochemistry can be very useful to determine specific nutritional issues such as low thyroid, acidity levels, free radicals, bowel toxicity, blood typing and deficiencies of zinc, vitamin C, and calcium. Urinalysis can show weaknesses of the adrenals, urine bacteria, etc. These tests are extremely useful. Learn how to do these tests to assess your health.

URINE TESTS

  1. Sulkowitch Calcium Insufficiency Test
  2. Koenisberg Adrenal Insufficiency Test
  3. Chemstrip 10 Pathology & Specific Gravity
  4. Oxi-Data Free Radical Stress Test
  5. Indican Malabsorption Bowel Toxicity Test
  6. Urinary Vitamin C

OTHER TESTS

  1. Saliva pH
  2. Saliva pH Challenge Test
  3. Lingual Ascorbic Acid Test
  4. Zinc Sufficiency Test
  5. Blood Typing  

In-office Nutritional Lab Self-Tests are not meant to replace any lab tests your physician might do.

Nutritional Lab Tests however, can give an interesting picture of metabolic function, and more.

A nutritional test alone by itself is not a good indicator of your health status. While gathering information about your health you may find these tests beneficial and helpful to analyze your health along with your health professional. Then a more accurate wellness program can be designed for your healing journey. You will learn how to do these tests on yourself during a consultation.

In the past, it has been a challenge to determine specific nutritional requirements for each individual. Stress levels have risen dramatically, lifestyles are increasingly fast paced, weight control issues are rampant, as is fatigue, aches and pains, poor sleep along with other numerous health complaints and symptoms.

Accurate nutritional targeting is vital to obtain in order to determine the underlying nutritional causes blocking health and vitality. Today, we are able to provide an objective, accurate, personalized analysis of an individual's current nutritional status, along with personal recommendations to improve health. Easy steps can be incorporated into today's active lifestyles.

All of these tests are easy for you to perform and require no instrumentation in the office.

URINE TESTS

1. CALCIUM ASSESSMENT (Sulkowitch Urine Test)
Measures serum calcium levels by precipitating calcium in the urine. Calcium is a much- needed mineral. It is the vital link that controls the very important pH balance in the body chemistry. A deficiency in calcium causes the body to misuse the calcium stores it has in the bones, teeth, cartilage and muscles. Osteoporosis is a major health concern today. Are you getting enough calcium? Maybe you are getting enough calcium but are losing due to sugar consumption etc. This assessment looks at the levels of calcium in the urine. 

2. ADRENAL STRESS ASSESSMENT (Koenisburg UrineTest)
Urine test for adrenal-stress function.

The purpose of the adrenal glands is to help our body cope with stresses from all areas of life (work, personal, family, physical, mental, emotional, injury, etc.) and survive.

The adrenal glands affect every tissue, organ and gland in the body while also influencing how you think and feel. They secrete hormones that influence all the major physiological processes in the body. They affect the utilization of carbohydrates and fats, along with the conversion of fats and protein into energy, blood sugar regulation, immune responses, including inflammation and allergies. They are also involved in the process of and recovery from most chronic diseases.

The importance of balanced adrenal glands can not be understated. This testing system provides an assessment of the status of the adrenal glands and the degree of stress placed on them.

3. CHEMSTRIP 10 URINE TEST
Ten tests on the urine for disturbances to consult with your physician about.

Specific Gravity kidney filtration
pH acidosis or alkalinity
Leukocytes raised white cells for infection
Nitrate significant bacteria
Protein undigested protein
Glucose increased sugar
Ketones pancreas, liver and G.I. issues, etc.
Urobilinogen liver, pancreas and G.I. issues, etc.
Bilirubin liver, pancreas, G.I. issues, etc.
Blood infections

4. FREE RADICAL ASSESSMENT (Oxidata Urine Test)
This test determines the level of free radical activity in the body.

Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that, in excess, can cause tissue damage at a cellular level. Some free radicals arise normally during metabolism. Sometimes the body will intentionally create them to neutralize viruses and bacteria. However, environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides, along with stresses (physical and emotional) can also spawn excess free radicals.

Normally, the body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if free-radical production becomes excessive, damage can occur. Of particular impotance is that free radical damage accumulates with age. Adults of all ages can benefit from knowing if they are getting enough antioxidants in their diets and/or through adequate nutritional supplementation.

You have the power to enhance and extend your physical, emotional and spiritual wellness through simple, easy steps.

5. BOWEL ECOLOGY ASSESSMENT (Urinary Indican Test)
Urine test for intestinal decomposition of tryptophan from incompletely digested protein, proliferation of putrefactive bacteria and a permeable bowel.

The Intestines provide a protective barrier that in a healthy state allows for the absorption and disbursement of nutrients throughout the body.

Through years of use, bad habits and poor food choices, the intestinal tract can become a home for harmful anaerobic bacteria and create bowel dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is an imbalance that is caused by a reduction in the population of beneficial digestive bacteria and an increase in the non-beneficial.

6. VITAMIN C ASSESSMENT (Urinary Vitamin C)
Urine test to indicate a Vitamin C deficiency.
Vitamin C is a well-known vitamin that is involved in hundreds of biological processes in the body. This assessment will help reveal your current Vitamin C status.


OTHER TESTS

1. pH SALIVA TEST
A special litmus paper is used to test the pH value of the saliva. Saliva is not an exact mirror of the blood and tissues but is used as a very good reflection especially if done on an empty stomach. The pH scale goes from 1 to 14. 1-6 is acid, 7 is neutral and 8-14 is alkaline.
Optimum is 7.2 to 7.4 on the scale. Normal is 6.8 to 7.4

2. SALIVA pH CHALLENGE TEST
Evaluates mineral reserves.

3. LINGUAL ASCORBIC ACID SALIVA TEST
A Vitamin C taste screening evaluation.

4. ZINC SUFFICIENCY SALIVA TEST
This taste test indicates if there is sufficient zinc in the body.

5. BLOOD TYPING TEST
Fingertip of blood tested for blood types, A, B, AB and O.
This test does not determine Rh+ or Rh-.

6. IODINE SKIN ABSORPTION TEST
Determines a metabolic deficiency of iodine, placed on the skin.

7. BASAL TEMPERATURE TEST
Temperature test to indicate low thyroid function. 

8. DIGESTIVE ASSESSMENT
What we eat is the foundation of good health. However, if we have trouble digesting the very foods that provide the important vitamins, minerals and nutrients, then we will not be providing the body the basic products for good health. This assessment will help determine if there are current challenges in digestion of protein, carbohydrates or fats.

9. H. PYLORI BACTERIA TEST
Helicobacter pylori is implicated in the etiology of a variety of gastrointestinal diseases, including non-ulcer dyspepsia, duodenal and gastric ulcer, and active and chronic gastritis.

Several treatment regimens using antibiotics in combination with bismuth compounds have been shown to be effective in treating active H.pylori infection by your physician. Herbal supplements are also successfully used by your natural health practitioner. Successful eradication of H.pylori is associated with clinical improvement in patients with chronic active gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

Individuals infected with H.pylori develop serum antibodies which correlate strongly with histologically confirmed H.pylori infection. This test detects H.pylori-specific IgG antibodies produced by individuals colonized or infected with the organism. A simple finger prick of blood is all that is needed. This test is simple for you to perform, requires no instrumentation and yields rapid, qualitative test results in minutes.


 

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