NUTRITIONAL LAB TESTING OPTIONS
We offer conventional & functional nutrition lab testing on a case by case basis to help tailor diet and supplement recommendations based on your specific needs. Lab testing can help us guide treatment options or need for additional testing with another provider. Please note that as a registered dietitian I cannot diagnose any disease, so these are not to be used for diagnostic purposes. Lab results can be shared with your PCP or other medical provider to aide in a diagnosis.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth/Intestinal Methane Overgrowth Breath Test
We can order a glucose breath test (or a lactulose breath test if you are able to get a prescription for lactulose through a prescribing medical provider) through Aerodiagnostics, Commonwealth Diagnostics or Gemelli (Trio-Smart). Please note if you have a positive test we can not prescribe antibiotics, but can work with your doctor if you would like to use that treatment option.
Cost: Free (covered by some insurance) to $400
C-Sucrose Breath Test
A breath test to measure sucrase activity.
Free (via Sucraid)
Stool Microbiome testing (GI MAP, Gut Zoomer, Biomefx):
DNA based stool analysis. Looks for bacterial diversity, yeast, viruses, parasites, H. pylori, and metabolic, genetic and immune markers. Please note that there are lots of limitations and nuances involved with microbiome testing, therefore we like to discuss all of this in detail before you decide this is the right choice for you. There is still a lot we don't know about the microbiome, so testing is not always useful.
Who could benefit from this test? People with digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, trouble losing weight, unexplained fatigue, and hormonal imbalances.
Tests vitamin and mineral levels in your blood and in your cells to see how your body is or isn't using the micronutrients you are consuming. Intracellular testing provides a snap shot of the past 4-6 months. Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being. We can also order targeted nutrient tests (iron panel, Vitamin D, B vitamins, etc) through LabCorp.
Who could benefit from these tests? People with chronic health conditions, gut disorders, skin problems, issues with weight loss, fatigue, and ADHD.
Cost: Free to $390
Boston Heart Diagnostics:
Boston Heart is focused on the treatment and prevention of disease by offering novel diagnostics that drive a personalized approach to improve patient health
Who are these tests for? Patients with a strong family history of heart disease, patients considering medical therapy for high cholesterol or heart disease, disease prevention and general wellness assessment.
Cost: Free (often covered by insurance) to $450
Contact us today to discuss if Lab Testing is right for you.