Advanced Lab Testing · Sports Medicine
Functional laboratory testing and evaluation is a critical component in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of how your body is functioning.
Beyond Conventional Blood Markers
Many patients find themselves stuck within the bounds of what’s considered “normal” in their blood markers when they see their doctors, even though they’re not feeling their best. In such situations, digging deeper into your health is important by adding extra functional markers to the usual blood work. This comprehensive approach lets us look closer at your current health and what’s in store for your well-being.
The results of these tests are like our roadmap for crafting personalized treatment suggestions. We use them to create a plan that’s just right for you, considering your unique situation, genetics, and biochemistry. These test results don’t just help us figure out what’s going on; they’re crucial in steering our treatment recommendations. Providing this kind of service, which involves using specialized lab tests and understanding their results, requires years of experience and isn’t something you often find in traditional medical settings.
OC Sports and Wellness concierge membership includes lab work reviews and consultations. Below are some of the advanced lab tests that we offer at cash-discount pricing:
Adrenal Stress Index Test
The adrenal stress test is a way to check how healthy your adrenal glands are. Instead of blood, it uses spit (saliva) to measure a hormone called cortisol four times during the day. This helps figure out if your cortisol levels are normal or if something is wrong.
This test is helpful to tell if your adrenal glands are working too much or not enough. Sometimes, both issues can cause similar problems. It’s useful for people with a lot of tiredness, inflammation, hormone troubles, weight concerns, long-term sickness, or ongoing stress.
Antibody testing is a simple and helpful way for patients to understand if their immune system has encountered a specific infection, like a virus. It involves a blood test to check for the presence of antibodies, which are proteins the body produces to fight off infections. This test can indicate whether you’ve had a particular infection in the past, even if you didn’t show symptoms. It’s especially useful for checking exposure to viruses like COVID-19. The results can provide valuable information about your immune history and may contribute to decisions about your health and potential risks. Overall, antibody testing is a straightforward method to learn more about your body’s past encounters with infections.
Environmental Chemical Toxin Test
Environmental chemical toxin testing is a detective tool used to uncover potential hazards in your surroundings. This test helps us identify harmful substances in the air, water, or everyday products that you might be exposed to. Think of it as a way to check if there are any unwanted guests, like harmful chemicals, hanging around in your body. By analyzing samples, such as blood or urine, we can get a clearer picture of what your body has been dealing with. This information is valuable because it allows us to create a plan to reduce your exposure and improve your overall health. It’s like having a superhero shield that helps you live a healthier, toxin-free life.
Food Sensitivity Test
Food sensitivity testing is a way for people to figure out how their bodies react to certain foods. Instead of just looking at general allergies, these tests focus on sensitivities that might not be as obvious. Imagine your body sending out subtle signals, like feeling tired or having an upset stomach, after eating certain foods – that’s what these tests aim to uncover. It’s like having a personal guide to help you understand which foods might be causing those not-so-great feelings. By identifying these sensitivities, you can make informed choices about what to eat, promoting a happier and healthier you. It’s a bit like creating a customized menu that suits your body’s preferences.
Hormonal Level Assessment
Hormonal level assessment testing is a way of checking the levels of various hormones in your body to understand how they’re functioning. Hormones are like messengers in your body, influencing things like mood, energy, metabolism, and more. This testing involves simple blood or saliva samples, and it helps us get a clear picture of your hormonal balance. We can identify any imbalances or irregularities in hormone levels by analyzing these results. This information is valuable because it can provide insights into issues like thyroid problems, reproductive health, or adrenal function. Essentially, hormone testing helps us understand the hormonal orchestra playing in your body, allowing for personalized recommendations to help you feel your best.
Heavy Metals Test
Heavy metal testing is a health check for your body’s metal levels. Things like lead, mercury, and other metals can be harmful in large amounts. The test usually involves taking a small sample, like blood or urine, to see if these metals have higher-than-normal levels. Why do we care? Too much exposure to heavy metals can cause health issues, affecting things like your brain, kidneys, or other vital organs. By doing this test, we can find out if there’s an excess of these metals in your system and figure out ways to help you stay healthy by reducing your exposure or coming up with a plan to get those levels back to normal. It’s like giving your body a little metal checkup to ensure everything runs smoothly!
Infectious Disease Antibody Test
In infectious disease antibody testing, doctors use a simple blood test to check if your body has developed antibodies in response to a particular infection, like a virus or bacteria. Antibodies are like warriors your body creates to fight off invaders. The test helps identify if you’ve had a specific infection in the past or if you’re currently fighting it. It’s kind of like your body’s own detective work. The results can give you and your doctor important information about your health and whether you might have immunity to certain diseases. It’s like looking at your body’s history book to see what it’s been through and how well it’s equipped to handle future challenges. The process is usually quick and painless, offering valuable insights into your immune system and overall well-being.
Micronutrient testing is a detailed health checkup that goes beyond the basics. Instead of just looking at the usual stuff in your blood, it zooms in on the tiny nutrients your body needs to function correctly. These include vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The test gives a thorough picture of what’s happening inside you at the microscopic level. It helps pinpoint deficiencies or imbalances in these essential nutrients that might affect your health. Knowing these details allows healthcare providers to create a plan tailored to your needs, ensuring you get the proper nutrients to support your well-being. It’s like giving your body a personalized fuel blend for optimal performance.
Mycotoxin testing is a health detective for your living spaces. Mycotoxins are tiny, sneaky substances produced by certain molds that can lurk in our homes or workplaces. Getting tested involves checking for these invisible troublemakers in the air or on surfaces where you spend time. It’s a bit like having a super-sensitive radar for potential health hazards. If the test finds mycotoxins, it helps us understand what specific molds might be hanging around and if they could be affecting your health. Think of it as giving your space a thorough health check to ensure you’re breathing in the cleanest air possible. This kind of testing can be especially helpful if you’re experiencing unexplained health issues, as it adds an extra layer to understanding your environment and well-being.
Neurotransmitter testing takes a peek into the messaging system of your brain. Think of neurotransmitters as tiny messengers that help your brain cells communicate with each other. When things aren’t quite right, it can affect your mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. Neurotransmitter testing involves checking the levels of these messengers in your system, giving us valuable insights into what might be causing issues like mood swings, fatigue, or trouble concentrating. It’s a bit like looking under the hood of your car to see which parts might need a tune-up. By understanding your neurotransmitter levels, we can better tailor recommendations to support your brain health and improve your overall quality of life. It’s a simple but powerful tool that helps us fine-tune our approach to keeping your brain and body in harmony.
Stool Test – Comprehensive
Our bodies are home to lots of tiny living things called microbes, most of which are good for us. By testing samples from different parts of your body and using advanced tools, we can see which microorganisms are hanging around and in what numbers. Sometimes, some of these tiny creatures can make us sick. That’s where a comprehensive stool test comes in. It uses fancy technology to look at your poop and figure out how well your gut is working. It can find harmful germs that might be causing problems and identify the specific types of bacteria and yeast in your gut.
Viral Infections Panel
A viral infections panel is an overall check for your health, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s not just your typical blood test; it’s a way for doctors to look closely at your body’s defenses against different viruses. Imagine it as a comprehensive scan that helps us identify if any unwanted viruses, like the flu or other bugs, are hanging around. This test is a bit like a detective, searching for clues in your blood to see what’s making you feel not-so-great. Once we have the results, we can create a game plan to help your body fight off those pesky viruses and get you back to feeling your best!