Functional blood chemistry analysis allows you to obtain a broad medical perspective on the factors that may be affecting your health.
We use this type of analysis to screen our patients for a variety of conditions, including:
- Various types of Anemia
- Gut, Viral, and Bacterial Infections
- Liver and Kidney Issues
- Insulin Resistance
- Thyroid and Adrenal problems
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Various Autoimmune Disorders
- Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance / Dehydration
Your blood chemistry results allow our doctors to formulate a framework for your treatment based on prioritizing significant conditions and/or tendencies that may exist.
Conventional vs Functional Analysis
Conventional analysis, while considered the gold standard in today’s medical practice, centers solely on the diagnosis of disease. The laboratory ranges used to establish a diagnosis tend to identify pathology related to the disease being tested for.
But few patients realize that every lab service and geographic location has a different set of patients and therefore highs and lows which your doctor basis a diagnosis on. Put simply, lab work is interpreted differently if you are in San Diego, Denver or Miami!
Often conventional analysis is not very useful as an early detection system because it lacks the ability to identify any tendencies that could ultimately lead to disease later on.
Additionally, in an effort to decrease overall patient costs by insurance companies, conventional laboratory tests have become very minimalist in nature and no longer provide the treating physician with a truly comprehensive health picture, leading to the inability to clearly identify the true cause of the dysfunction or disease.
Functional analysis, on the other hand, is preventative in nature and utilizes a different set of laboratory ranges (set forth by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry). The goal is to identify patterns and tendencies within your blood so that pathology never manifests and disease is averted.
Additionally, functional analysis utilizes very comprehensive and detailed laboratory reports to establish the big picture of how well your body is functioning on all levels, allowing our doctors to address any concerns naturally through lifestyle modification, dietary recommendations, and supplement protocols.
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