As a functional medicine doctor, Dr. Stec is utilizes both traditional laboratory testing as well as advanced specialized laboratories. She will choose which tests are right for you. With the specialized laboratory equipment you can expect top results. Vitae Health laboratory services are available to anyone that is looking for help! Some of the advanced unique specialized tests performed at Vitae Health Care are listed below.
Genetic Laboratory Testing:
This type of testing is critical to help establish a treatment plan because many illnesses can be contributed to genetic variations. Some tests can be done to identify how a person should eat. Others can identify how well you detoxify chemicals, how you metabolize vitamins, how well your antioxidant systems function and others.
Vitamin and Mineral Testing:
Most traditional vitamin and mineral tests are imprecise in some ways and yield questionable results because they have been measured in the serum. Dr. Stec uses advanced patented Intracellular Nutritional Analysis which identifies deficiencies in over 35 different micronutrients. This analysis assesses actual cell performance to identify nutrient deficiencies at the cellular level. By analyzing live T4 lymphocytes in the blood enables us to determine long term functional levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. This type of testing was developed based on 18 years of research in the biochemistry department at the University of Texas. This test allows for the customization of supplementation and diet changes.
There is evidence confirming that nutrient deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function leading to chronic disease processes including cardiovascular disease arthritis, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Therefore, identifying nutritional deficiencies plays a crucial role in inpatient treatment.
Food Allergy and Environmental Allergy Testing:
Identifying allergies can be a very important component of restoring health because one man,s food is another man’s poison. Allergies are the causes of autoimmune and other chronic diseases. Traditional allergy tests are performed by a skin prick on the skin. These types of tests identify only acute allergy reactions. Many chronic illnesses like autoimmune, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, liver, neurological, skin diseases, and more are associated with non – acute allergies ( also known as delayed hypersensitivity reactions). These are very difficult to find out because the immune system reaction is very dynamic and diverse. Many clinicians for this purpose use IgG allergy tests. Measuring IgG reactions checks only one possibility of the immune system response to antigen, this is why they are helpful but incomplete.
Dr. Stec performs comprehensive testing that investigates 317 foods, environmental chemicals, additives, preservatives, FD&C color additives, toxic minerals/metals, and molds. This technology is patented and identifies all the known ways in which the immune system can react.
Advanced Lipid Testing:
Research shows that 50% of people at risk for Heart Disease are not identified by routine testing. Most standard tests look at total cholesterol, HDL(good cholesterol), LDL(bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. These values do not give an accurate picture of true cardiovascular risk and are misleading. Dr. Stec performs advanced lipid testing that accurately measures the cholesterol subgroups VLDL, LDL, HDL as well as multiple inflammatory biomarkers that contribute to cardiovascular disease. It helps to identify that 50 % of patients that are at risk but have normal” cholesterol levels.
Hormone and neuro-chemical Testing:
Hormone deficiencies have been linked to hundreds of disease conditions. Hormones and neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that deliver instructions to your DNA inside the cells. Many traditional hormone testing methods are not complete and or misleading.
Bone Density Monitoring:
Most women after menopause have bone density tests every two years. If the test reveals bone loss, medication is typically given. The follow-up test won’t be measured for two years. This is a long time to wait to find out whether treatment is working or not. Dr. Stec performs a specialized urine test to measure how fast bone is breaking down versus how fast bone is building up. Therefore treatment can be monitored more effectively. Additionally, Dr.Stec offers whole-body vibration therapy which is a natural alternative to building bone and muscle while at the same time, losing weight.
You don’t have to look for lab testing near me anymore when you choose our office. With the right lab equipment and our laboratory services, we got your back. Our functional medicine doctor will take good care of you. For more information about our laboratory testing, then please call.