Comprehensive Tests We Offer

Comprehensive Blood work 

Our Routine Blood Work

Here at Virtue Of Health we love 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: 

 

CBC w/ Diff

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Lipid Panel 

Hemoglobin A1C

C-Reactive Protein

Insulin

Iron and IBC

Ferritin

Vitamin D, 25 hydroxy

B12 & Folate

PSA (men only)

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. Bromine and lithium, while not currently classified as “essential” elements, have been shown to play a positive role in health but are also potentially toxic at excessive levels.

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.

NutraEval Testing

The NutrEval 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

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.

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