Blood testing can provide fundamental information for health. However, many patients who feel unwell come out “normal” on their labs. Yet, clinically you can tell that the individual is far from operating optimally.
Functional medicine testing goes beyond traditional blood analysis to reveal more about your health picture. By using both traditional and more advanced testing as well as looking at optimal rather than “normal” ranges, you can glean a great deal of information about the state of a your health.
Traditional lab tests base their results on statistics, or a one size fits all range across the entire population. These ‘normal’ reference ranges represent “average” populations rather that the optimal level required to maintain good health; and are too broad to adequately detect health problems and dysfunction, before they become pathological.
Moreover, being able to interpret the fine nuances between different blood markers is a fundamental aspect of functional medicine. Often each marker is looked at individually, but the relationship between different biomarkers can be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Often there isn’t only one contributing factor to dis-ease in the body. Multiple contributors can lead to less than optimal health and getting comprehensive blood analysis could be valuable in both prevention and treatment.
With our comprehensive Functional Analysis panel (https://functionaldx.com), we identify the status of 13 body system, 7 accessory systems, 7 Macronutrient systems, assess the status of 14 nutrients and 40 clinical dysfunctions.
This comprehensive test panel is a great starting point to understanding your health and risks, whether you are using this to identify future risk, potential health problems or managing chronic conditions, or simply identifying why you are not feeling well.
The Comprehensive Functional Analysis is a panel of over 80 blood test biomarkers, providing key information about what is really going on in your body.
The price includes a 60-minute test interpretation consultation where we will review your test results in strict functional ranges and make recommendations to improve your body biochemistry. A 50 page health report will also be included.
1. You will be sent a test kit by post.
2. We will schedule your blood draw in our Edinburgh clinic, or help you find a phlebotomist local to you.
3. Bring your kit along to the appointment ot have your samples taken.
4. On the same day as your appointment, you will send your blood sample off to the lab via Royal Mail (postage is prepaid)
5. Test results will be ready in about 10 days
6. Your results will be interpreted back to you in a consultation and a plan to go forward will be discussed.
Your personalised health status report will include over 50 pages of data specific to you and will include:
1. The Gastrointestinal System
2. The Thyroid
3. The Gall Bladder
4. Sex Hormones
5. The Liver
6. The Prostate
7. Blood Sugar Regulation
8. The Immune System
9. The Bones
10. The Cardiovascular System
11. Red Blood Cells
12. The Kidneys
13. The Adrenals
1. Acid Base
4. Oxidative Stress
5. Heavy Metals
1. Mineral Index
2. Fat Index
3. Vitamin Index
4. Protein Index
5. Hydration Index
6. Electrolyte Index
7. Carbohydrate Index
Zinc, Iron, Selenium, DHEA, Vitamin B6, Glutathione, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Calcium, B12/Folate, Iodine, Molybdenum, Thiamine, Magnesium
Adrenal Insufficiency – Dysglycaemia – Adrenal Stress – Endothelial Dysfunction – Intestinal Hyperpermeability – Insulin Resistance – Parathyroid- Anemia – Fatty Liver – Renal Disease – Atherosclerotic Process – Fatty Liver/Steatosis – Iron Overload – Renal Insufficiency – Bacterial Infection – Gastric Inflammation – Liver Cell Damage – Testosterone Deficiency – Biliary Insufficiency – Gout – Liver Cirrhosis – Tissue/Cell Damage – Biliary Obstruction – Helicobacter Pylori – Liver Dysfunction – Type 2 Diabetes – BPH Hyperthyroidism – Magnesium need – Viral Infection – Calcium Need – Hypochlorhydria – Metabolic Acidosis – Congestive Heart Dysfunction – Hypoglycaemia – Metabolic Alkalosis – Coronary Artery Insufficiency – Hypothyroidism (primary) – Metabolic Syndrome – DHEA – Hypothyroidism (secondary) – Muscle Atrophy / Breakdown – Dysbiosis – Hypothyroidism (T4) – Immune Insufficiency – Pancreatic Insufficiency
Lab screen, report and consultation: £795.