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Shingles Sarasota

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 Initial Comprehensive  Blood Testing Panel

Our comprehensive Blood Work

Here at Virtue of Health we like to be thorough. For every new patient exam, in addition to thyroid and sex hormone testing we use comprehensive blood work that gives us a full understanding of your health. 

What we test for: 

 

  • Initial Comprehensive  Blood Testing Panel:

  • CBC w. Diff 

  • Iron & total iron IBC 

  • Ferritin 

  • CMP 

  • GGT 

  • RBC Magnesium 

  • HS CRP 

  • Homocysteine)

  • (Fasting) Lipid panel 

  • Oxidized (direct) LDL 

  • Lipoprotein a ( Lp(a))

  • Hemoglobin A1C 

  • (Fasting) Insulin 

  • TSH 

  • Free T4 

  • Total T4 

  • Free T3 

  • Total T3 

  • TPO ab 

  • ThyroGlobulin ab 

  • TSI 

  • IGF-1 

  • LH 

  • FSH 

  • Prolactin 

  • Testosterone Free & Total 

  • Pregnenolone 

  • SHBG 

  • DHEA-s 

  • Estrone 

  • Estradiol 

  • Cortisol, total 

  • B12 & folate 

  • Vitamin D 25 OH D2,D3 

  • Fibrinogen Activity, Clauss 

  • (Females Only): Progesterone 

  • (Males Only):     PSA Free & Total  

Hormone Testing

Identify why you're experiencing a low sex drive, hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue and more

Hormones are complex. They’re produced throughout your body by nearly a dozen glands and organs, and are collectively known as the endocrine system. 

When in balance they interact in an elegantly intricate formula — a mix that determines growth, development, mental function and physical function at every age. When they’re out of balance, growing evidence shows that it can cause anything from fatigue to infertility, headaches to depression, weight gain to loss of libido. 

  • What we test for: 

  • Estriol

  • Estrone

  • Estradiol

  • Progesterone

  • Testosterone Free

  • Testosterone Total

  • DHEA

  • TSH

  • TPO antibodies

  • Free T3

  • Free T4

  • Total T4

Heavy Metal Testing

Heavy metal exposure is on the rise. Common sources include cigarettes, seafood, rice, well water, vaccinations & dental fillings.

These toxic elements can significantly increase our risk of developing conditions like dementia, infertility, diabetes and cancer. They are also known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys and brain, as well as the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems.

 

Essential elements are abundant, too, and only healthy when they are within optimal ranges. Nutrients like copper, iodine, magnesium, selenium and zinc are critical for enzymes that synthesize neurotransmitters and activate hormones. 

Food Allergy Testing

​Identify food and chemical sensitivities with the Alcat Test

The Alcat Test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The Alcat Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances.

Medical studies using the Alcat Test to guide diet have shown significant improvement of many common symptoms. To date, the Alcat Test has helped over half a million people change their health.

How it works

A small sample of your blood is sent to the laboratory overnight. Upon receiving the sample, the blood goes through a multi-step quality assurance process. During testing, your white blood cells are tested against foods and other substances in a process known as flow cytometry and cell impedance methodology. After testing, the results are presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format.

Neuro-transmitter Testing

Genetics, environment, chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are a few factors that can impact neurotransmitter production. Once out of balance, the nervous system begins to compensate – which, in time, can lead to neurological or psychological symptoms.

Some of the more common psychological conditions today are known to be accompanied by neurotransmitter imbalances. However, it’s also possible for individuals to present with similar symptoms yet have unique foundational imbalances. Testing helps clarify these root issues.

Common neurotransmitter-related causes of health issues often involve the following scenarios:

Anxiety & Depression

Neurotransmitter imbalances are often associated with anxiety and depression, specifically Glutamate (panic attacks), PEA, Histamine, Serotonin, as well as Epinephrine & Norepinephrine. Learn how Epinephrine & Norepinephrine affect chronic stress.

Chronic Fatigue

An imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters can lead to persistent fatigue. Impulsivity. GABA, Dopamine and Serotonin are three chemical messengers commonly linked to disorders like ADD, ADHD & OCD.

Insomnia

Imbalances in Glutamate, Histamine, Dopamine, GABA and Serotonin are often linked to sleep disturbances and insomnia.

PMS or PMDD

Imbalances in Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and GABA are often involved in cases of PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) and severe PMS.

Nutrition Testing

The NutraEval test is a comprehensive nutritional evaluation and is designed to assist with management of symptoms related to nutritional deficiencies. This profile assesses numerous metabolic pathways and synthesizes this complex biochemistry into actionable treatment options. Critical nutrients that are functionally assessed on Genova's nutritional profiles include:

  • Antioxidants

  • B Vitamins

  • Minerals

  • Essential Fatty Acids

  • Digestive Support

  • Metabolic Analysis Markers (urine organic acids) Malabsorption and Dysbiosis Markers

  • Malabsorption Markers

  • Bacterial Dysbiosis Markers

  • Yeast/Fungal Dysbiosis Markers

  • Cellular Energy & Mitochondrial Metabolites

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Energy Metabolism

  • Fatty Acid Metabolism

  • Neurotransmitter Metabolites

  • Vitamin Markers

  • Toxin & Detoxification Markers

  • Tyrosine Metabolism

  • Urine Amino Acid Analysis

  • Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids

  • Nonessential Protein Amino Acids

  • Intermediary Metabolites

  • Dietary Peptide Related Markers

  • Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids

  • Omega 9 Fatty Acids

  • Saturated Fatty Acids

  • Monounsaturated Fats

  • Omega 7 Fats

  • Trans Fat

  • Delta-6 Desaturase Activity

  • Cardiovascular Risk – featuring key ratios: Omega 6/Omega 3, AA/EPA, and the Omega 3 Index

  • Oxidative Stress Markers

  • Glutathione (whole blood)

  • Lipid Peroxides (urine)

  • 8-OHdG (urine)

  • Coenzyme Q10 (plasma)

  • Elemental MarkersNutrient Elements

  • Copper

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Potassium

  • Selenium

  • Zinc

  • Toxic Elements

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Antimony

  • Arsenic

  • Cadmium

  • Tin

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Additional Testing

Immunodeficiency Testing

CD-4/8 (aka lymphocyte subset panel 4) 

 

Inflammation Testing

Interleukin 6 (IL 6) 

 

High Cholesterol (or on cholesterol meds Testing)

Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel with inflammation (remove CRP and lipid panel above) (94220)

 

Infection Testing

Tick-Borne Disease, Antibody Panel 

Igenex- Tick-Borne Disease Panel 10

Parvovirus B19 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel

Epstein-Barr Virus Early Antigen D Antibody (IgG)

Cytomegalovirus Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

 

Urine Analysis

Urinalysis w/ reflex to culture 

 

Hair Mineral Analysis:

Access Laboratory

 

Heavy Metal Testing

Access Laboratory

Provoked Heavy Metal IV Testing (Urine 24 hr collection)

 

Neurological Health Testing

ZRT Labs

NeuroAdvanced Profile Dried Urine 

+ add ons - Diurnal Cortisol & Melatonin 

 

Gut Health & Food Sensitivity Testing

Vibrant America

Gut Zoomer 3.0

 

Cell Science systems 

ALCAT - food sensitivities panel 

Telomere Length Test 

 

Genova Diagnostics 

NutrEval Panel FMV (Blood & Urine Sample) (Micronutrient, oats, toxic burden)

Rhythm Plus - 30 day Saliva hormone panel 

 

Environmental Toxicity Testing

Great Plains Laboratory

EnviroTOX Complete (all tests below combined)

OATS (Organic acids testing)

Mycotoxin panel (mold toxin panel)

GLP Tox (non-metal toxin panel)

Glyphosate

 

DNA Testing

Wellness Panel - full DNA panel 

 

Diagnostics Solutions

CytoDEX - Cytokine panel for COVID Longhaulers 

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Lab Services & Fees

 

For patients with insurance, Virtue of Health utilizes a number of unique labs to get down to the root cause of a patient’s health issues. Although we do not process insurance in our office, we will provide your insurance information on any laboratory paperwork we submit so that your insurer will be billed appropriately.

 

In the course of an appointment, if labs are drawn, a blood draw fee may be incurred by the patient to cover the cost of materials and shipping. If the patient’s insurance provider only covers labs performed at places such as Quest or LabCorp, please let us know ahead of time so Virtue of Health can provide the patient with the appropriate lab order.

 

In some instances, an insurer may not cover the total cost of the labs based on the patient’s policy. It is the patient’s responsibility to know the information of their insurance policy and make an informed decision on whether to proceed with certain labs. Virtue of Health cannot guarantee insurance coverage of any lab test and is not responsible for any balance owed to the lab by the patient unless a special arrangement has been made between the patient and Virtue of Health.

 

Virtue of Health has a pre-negotiated cash rate for certain tests. This may make it cheaper for the patient to pay cash for the test. Please make sure to have your insurance information present with you on the day the labs are drawn.

For patients who do not currently have insurance, we do offer a special self-pay negotiated rate for comprehensive blood testing. 

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