Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
The BIA assesses “body composition,” the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass and can provide specific information such as fluid distribution, cell health and metabolic rate. The test itself takes 5 minutes and results are instant.
Heart Rate Variability Testing
The Institute of HeartMath Research Center is exploring emotions and how they affect our physiology, with an emphasis on the physiological effects of positive emotions. The heart and brain maintain a continuous two-way dialogue, each influencing the other’s functioning. The signals the heart sends to the brain can influence perception, emotional processing and higher cognitive functions. This system and circuitry is viewed by neurocardiology researchers as a “heart brain.” This technology can be used to measure heart rate variability, which can help further understand the impact of stress on the autonomic nervous system and body.
A ten-patch strip is used for the semi quantitative determination of specific gravity, pH, leukocytes, nitrite, protein, glucose, ketone bodies, urobilinogen, bilirubin, and blood in urine. This rapid test can provide useful information about kidney function and blood filtration capacity.
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)
Measures damage to cells, the body’s oxidative stress status and antioxidant reserve.
Glucose testing requires the use of a small electronic device called a glucose meter. The meter reads the amount of sugar in a small sample of blood, usually from your fingertip, that you place on a disposable test strip.
The Urinary Indican Test is an accurate, simple and inexpensive screening tool, allowing identification of the putrefaction of protein in the gastrointestinal tract. The test detects the presence of indican in urine; also knowns as indoxyl sulphate, produced when there is putrefaction of tryptophan from dietary protein by dysbiotic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. A positive test result, therefore, may indicate dysbiosis, SIBO, impaired gut motility and/or malabsorption states.
The Koenisburg is a simple screening tests for adrenal stress, kidney dysfunction, and mineral wasting syndromes. It works by assessing aldosterone levels in the urine.
Zinc Tally Test
The Zinc Tally test measures zinc status, as serum zinc levels are inaccurate. Zinc is one of the most critical and often deficient minerals in the body. It is required for over 2000 biochemical reactions. The test is done by giving the patient an oral solution and the patient is then asked to rinse their mouth with the fluid for 5-10 seconds before swallowing. Results are instant and can let the doctor know if you are suffering from a zinc deficiency, which can impact immune and detoxification function.
Live Cell Analysis
This lab technique has been used extensively in Europe for decades. Using a single drop of finger-pricked blood and an ultra-dark field microscope, many areas including nutritional status can be revealed immediately. Live cell analysis can be a valuable screening tool providing information about microbial status, gut function, blood viscosity, toxin accumulation, hormone balance and gallbladder function to name a few.
Sulkowitch Calcium Test
Measure the calcium content in an urine sample quickly and accurately using a simple titration procedure. The test measures calcium being excreted from the body. Calcium absorption depends on the acidity of the stomach, as well as a number of other co-factors including the amount of phosphate present, and takes place in the upper intestine. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and fix bones and teeth, help nerves work, make muscles squeeze together, help blood clot, and help the heart to work. Almost all of the calcium in the body is stored in bone. The rest is found in the blood.