Laboratory Diagnostics

 
Like many things in medicine, innovations in lab testing are evolving quickly.  Today practitioners are  equipped with diagnostic laboratory profiles that offer highly personalized health information.  

It is access to this kind of personal biometric data that is revolutionizing the way we approach both chronic disease and preventative health.  

Laboratory Diagnostics

Results in Degrees of Gray

 “As opposed to black & white results, functional medicine appreciates ranges on a spectrum.   This type of reporting reveals patterns of metabolic imbalance long before the onset of disease.

Systems Health Evaluation

Functional diagnostic evaluations offer details related to your systems health  – metabolic, gastro-intestinal, hormonal, detoxification, immune & autoimmune activity, plus more!

Know Your Numbers

Make Your Patterns Visible

The truth is that most health problems will only be resolved if we can uncover and address its root cause.  We now know that most everyday health complaints can be traced back to an imbalance in one of the common root culprit causes.

Patterns need to be identifiable for them to be actionable!   

Common Root Culprit Causes

Lab Partners

We partner with leaders in the laboratory field to make it convenient for you to have access to your health data.

Diagnostic Solutions GI Map

Blood Chemistry Analysis

There is no less expensive way to get a broad perspective on things that may be affecting your health. The lab testing brokerage companies make complete panels available for a cash price of about $285.00 on what would cost about $1500.00 if processed through insurance companies.

This group of tests can suggest the probability of many conditions, including various types of anemia, gut, viral and bacterial infections, liver and kidney issues, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, thyroid, adrenal problems and many more.

New Patient Special

It is recommended that you take advantage of our relationship with Principal Lab and LabCorp. Substantial discounts are given to patients outside of the insurance industry. We are contracted to be able to offer our patients cost-effective, comprehensive blood panels at less than 10% of insurance list fees.

Comprehensive Bioscreen ($285)

Chem Advantage (Glucose, BUN, Phosphorus, Uric Acid, Creatinine. Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Protein, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, Full Lipid Panel)

CBC + Differential + Platelet (Hb, Hct, RBC, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, WBC, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils, Monocytes, Basophils, Eosinophils)

Thyroid Advantage (TSH, Thyroxine (T4), Triiodothyronine (T3), T3 Uptake, FTI, Thyroxine (T4), Free, Direct, Triiodothyronine, Free, Thyroid Peroxidse (TPO) Ab, Antithyroglobulin Ab)

Vitamin D, Inflammation, and Additional Markers (Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, Homocyst(e)ine, C-Reactive Protein, Ferritin, Hemoglobin A1c, Fibrinogen, Magnesium, Iron Saturation)

Stool Analysis

Research overwhelmingly indicates that gut health impacts overall health. The gut microbiome, in particular, plays a critical role in influencing the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. 

Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help you get to the root cause of chronic illness.

Some conditions that warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • IBS/IBD
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorders, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues
GI Map

GI Map ($359)

Microbiome Assessment  (Pathogenic Microbes, Commensal (Healthy) Microbes, Opportunistic/Overgrowth Microbes)

Intestinal Health Markers  (Pancreatic & Fat Digestion, Immune/Inflammation Response, Gut Detox Need, Intestinal Permeability)

Hormone Analysis

Hormones are chemical messengers in the body.

Throughout your life, these messengers play an important role in muscle and skin tone, bone health, sleep, and energy levels. 

Hormone imbalance can occur at any age and contribute to fertility problems, trouble losing weight, low libido, and brain fog.   Although hormonal changes can cause significant issues, these can be treated.   

Patients are often surprised at how easy it is to improve their symptoms and how great they feel once their hormones are back in balance.

Hormone Testing (salive, urine, serum)

  • Cycling Female Hormone Panels
  • Perimenopausal Female Hormone Panels
  • Postmenopausal Female Hormone Panels
  • Male Hormone Panel Hormone Panels

IMMUNE Analysis

How Immune are You?

Why do different people, exposed to the same virus or antigen, get different degrees of illness ranging from no symptoms to critically ill?   What are the underlying immune imbalances which may trigger disease conditions? 

The recent pandemic of COVID-19 has brought to everyone’s attention how critical our immune system
is to sustaining life.  It is the first and last line of defense against an antagonistic environment.

It is the state of our immune system that determines how efficiently we respond to the viruses, bacteria and other antigens that get through our barriers. To keep our immune system balanced and strong, we must effectively evaluate its key components, and their performance.

Cyrex Arrays (immune reactivity)

  • Intestinal Permeability Screen
  • Gluten Reactivity
  • Cross Reactive Foods (Gluten-Associated)
  • Organic Acids
  • Food Immune Reactivity Screen
  • Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen
  • Pathogen-Assoicagted Immune Reactivty Screen
  • The Lymphocyte MAP

Environmental Toxicity Analysis

Detoxification is our First Line of Defense

Understanding our toxic burden and how it affects our metabolism and nutritional demands can be very helpful when it comes to prioritizing a treatment plan.  

Great Plains Laboratory offers an array of labs to help reveal what may be causing the “strangle-hold” on your health and healing.  Assessments work to identify factors that impair your immune system, cellular production system, neurotransmitter synthesis, detoxification capacity and more.

(Metabolic, Mitochondrial, Environmental)

  • Organic Acids
  • MycoTOX (Mold Exposure)
  • GPL-TOX (Environmental Toxins)
  • Glyphosate Test
  • Candida + Yeast

Let's Work together

A systems-based practice designed to hit multiple systems to produce regulation

Take Your First Step Today!

All new patients are encouraged to schedule a complimentary meet & greet phone consult prior to scheduling the initial consultation.

Courtney Jonson

LAc, FMP, CGP

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