Functional Medicine Lab Testing

Photo of an example functional medicine lab testing kit

Before now, it’s sadly all too often been the case that people who have something wrong with their health never get to find out the root cause(s) of what is going on in their bodies. As a result, they can never learn what they proactively could do to resolve these underlying issues.

Well, that is now no longer the case! The rise of at-home functional medicine lab testing is changing forever how chronic health conditions are assessed and managed.

How does the testing work?

A wide variety of different tests are now available and they are based on analysis of samples of saliva, dried blood, urine, hair or stool, depending on what exactly is being looked for.

How the process works is as follows:

  • We order a test for you online and get sent a test kit to your home.

  • By following some simple instructions, you collect the necessary samples.

  • You complete a test requisition form, pack everything up, and then send the kit back to the relevant laboratory in the mail.

  • A couple of weeks later, we get your results.

  • We (or your existing functional medicine doctor or integrative health practitioner, if you prefer) will then ‘translate’ the results of your labs, in the context of your health history and your current symptoms, into highly effective wellness protocols that will address the root cause(s) of your issues and allow your body to heal itself from the inside out.

Which tests do we use?

We use tests from a number of different companies, selecting the right ones for you based on your geographical location, specific testing needs and available budget:

If you would like to learn more about the various lab tests, or how we put together wellness plans for our clients based on the results, then please feel free to contact us!