The following tests are cutting-edge evaluations that, as of now, and not currently performed in Hawaii. However, in all of these cases, samples may be collected here (blood, urine, stool, and/or saliva) and be sent to the mainland laboratory. Cost of the testing (paid to the lab) varies depending on insurance coverage.
Nutrient imbalances play a significant role in a number of illnesses from cardiovascular disease to cancer to chronic fatigue. This blood and urine test checks for levels of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and the top heavy metals (like mercury) to name a few and allows for more targeted nutrition and supplementation strategies to promote wellness. Anybody who takes vitamins/supplements regularly or who wants to know their personal nutrition status should consider doing this test.
Hormone imbalances, especially the adrenal (stress) hormones affect a a number of illnesses including thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic fatigue, and menopause/andropause. This saliva test evaluates hormones produced by the adrenals and testes/ovaries.
Gut imbalances may be the underlying cause of both gastrointestinal diseases (acid reflux, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea) and other organ system diseases (depression, anxiety, obesity, and autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis). Besides structural gut tests like ultrasounds and CT scans, colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, it may also be important to perform functional gut tests – comprehensive stool analysis like the GI effects test is often the first basic step.
Cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) remain among the top causes of mortality in our society. While most people know that obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar (pre-diabetes and diabetes) can lead to cardiovascular disease, it is not commonly known that there are other significant risk factors as well such as MPO, LDL-P, and omega index. Many of these cannot be tested in Hawaii, but can be tested by specialized mainland labs like Boston Heart. Anybody with known cardiovascular disease or risk factors for it should consider doing this blood test.
Food Sensitivity Test by Genova Diagnostics
Intestinal Permeability/Leaky Gut Test by Genova Diagnostics
Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth/SIBO Test by Genova Diagnostics
Neurotransmitter Teting by Labrix