Bloodwork and laboratory testing and assessment is an essential aspect of Natural Medicine care. In order to discover underlying imbalances, bloodwork and laboratory analysis is done to determine biochemical imbalances before they manifest into symptoms or to monitor success of treatment. Blood chemistry, stool analysis, nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal, and genetic testing are among the tools used at Alignment Natural Medicine to assess and diagnose underlying imbalances.
Alignment Natural mEdicine uses comprehensive laboratory testing to find the root causes of symptoms and health conditions. Testing used in functional medicine is generally more in depth than many by people have experienced before with other healthcare providers and is an important tool in discovering underlying factors that lead to symptoms and conditions.
Standard blood chemistry that many practitioners use to help diagnose disease can be looked at from a functional medicine viewpoint. This means that doctors trained in functional medicine can detect nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and organ dysfunction before they manifest into symptoms or disease. Utilizing laboratory analysis and bloodwork allows our practitioners to customize a natural medicine treatment plan that is effective for your unique biochemistry. It is also important in monitoring progress and change throughout your care.
Examples of Comprehensive Testing Utilized:
- Hormone Testing
- Inflammation Markers
- Nutrient Deficiency Testing
- Neurotransmitter Function
- Organic Acids / Mitochondrial Function
- Genetic Testing and Methylgenetics
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Mineral and Heavy Metal Testing
- Standard Blood Chemistry (CBC, CMP, Lipid Panel, Urinalysis, etc.)